more room. more food.

FeedMore WNY:

Nourishing our future through expansion

With operations and services beyond its capacity, FeedMore WNY will build a regional headquarters to centralize core services onto one site at 4832 Camp Road, Hamburg. The facility and campus are being designed by Trautman Associates – Architects/Engineers, an integrated architectural and engineering firm, in partnership with Buffalo Construction Consultants and Uniland Development Company.

the problem

FeedMore WNY is operating with insufficient space to meet the needs of the community.

The COVID-19 pandemic tripled the need for food assistance in the community and the number of people served today has already exceeded 10-year growth projections.

In 2022, FeedMore WNY provided nutritional assistance to 197,567 community members through our various programs and services.

This figure is more than the number of people served by the organization in 2020 at the height of the pandemic.

the solution

To continue expanding food programs in Western New York, FeedMore WNY intends to build a new facility at 4832 Camp Road, Hamburg.

Building a new FeedMore WNY facility will:

Reach more underserved community members and increase the warehouse space and commercial kitchen capacity.

• Expand its workforce development program, RISE (Readying Individuals for Success and Employment).

• Add dedicated clean rooms to repack donated food and pet food for the Animeals program, and provide space to expand feeding programs.


The campus will be built on a 74-acre site at 4832 Camp Road, Hamburg. 

The planned facility will encompass 197,700 square feet.  The overall project is estimated to cost $99 million.

The new site will be located within the geographic center of the nonprofit’s four-county operations.

This centralized campus will encompass our primary warehouse, commissary, growing spaces, office and meeting space as well as primary logistics on one parcel. 

From this campus, FeedMore WNY will still provide direct deliver and customized food solutions through our Home Delivered Meal sites and Community Dining sites.

Additionally, the same services will still be provided to hundreds of community partners, and our warehouse in Falconer for distribution to Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.

the merger and increased services

Since the Food Bank of WNY and Meals on Wheels for WNY merged to create FeedMore WNY in January 2020, the nonprofit has been operating out of multiple locations.

These sites include two primary facilities: corporate offices and meal services at 100 James E. Casey Drive, and offices and the main warehouse at 91 Holt St.

The merger led to organic growth through program expansion and the number of people served throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.

Due to the rapid increase in WNY’ers with food insecurities, the FeedMore WNY facilities are now operating far beyond their capacity.

frequently asked questions

Will clients who rely on FeedMore WNY services be impacted?

FeedMore WNY’s move to Hamburg will not affect its clients. FeedMore's model of operation is to bring its services directly to clients.

The Hamburg location is roughly the geographic center of FeedMore WNY’s four-county service area.

How is FeedMore WNY affected by its lack of adequate space?

FeedMore WNY is renting or borrowing nearly 30,000 square feet of freezer, cooler, and dry storage space, and there is no room to hire additional staff or grow programs.

In the past couple of years, FeedMore WNY had to turn away roughly 1.2 million pounds of food donations annually because the products could not be stored or repacked safely.

How will FeedMore pay for the new facility?

Gov. Kathy Hochul and state lawmakers included $24 million for the project in the recently passed budget. U.S. senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and former Rep. Chris Jacobs also helped secure $2 million in federal funding, and Assemblyman Jon Rivera provided a lead grant of $250,000.

FeedMore WNY is currently working with a number of foundations, corporations and community members to acquire lead commitments of significant, multi-year gifts in support of the effort.

To date, about $63.3 million in private and public dollars has been committed to the project.

Will volunteers be impacted?

Less than 1% of FeedMore's volunteers work in one of our current buildings.

Volunteers who are part of FeedMore WNY's home-delivered meals program, or who volunteer at special events will continue to support our hunger-relief efforts at the home-delivered meal sites or the venues of our special events.

Volunteers who help in one of our current buildings or our community garden will now come to the new location in Hamburg.