nutrition assistance

for kids

FeedMore WNY also offers additional youth-related programs to support kids and their families in Western New York that are in need of both healthy and accessible meals.

baby needs program

Some families in need lack more than just a warm meal. Thankfully, our Baby Needs Program meets the emergency needs of infants and young children in Western New York by providing parents and caretakers with a supply of diapers, infant formula and other basic baby care products.

These items are distributed through emergency food providers that continually serve a high number of families with infants. The Baby Needs Program is made possible through grants and private donors, although donations of baby needs products are accepted and greatly appreciated. Use our pantry locator to find partner agencies who can accommodate the needs of families with infants and toddlers.

backpack program

Many children in Western New York who rely on free or reduced-price school meals may be left without sufficient food on the weekends or holidays when school is closed.

FeedMore WNY’s BackPack Program assists those students by providing easily prepared, nutritious food in take-home bags each Friday throughout the school year and over the summer. This program is offered to elementary schools in which at least 50% of students are eligible for free school lunch.

For more information regarding our BackPack Program, contact Elyse Burgher at or at (716) 822-2005 x3001.

school pantry program

The School Pantry Program provides high school and college students in Western New York access to nutritious food that can be shared with others in their household. Participating schools host an on-site food pantry and discreetly allow students to access the pantry for foods.

This program is especially critical to high school and college-aged students who serve as the primary or sole caretaker of their children, younger siblings, cousins or when their parent or guardian is unable to obtain food due to a disability, unpredictable work schedules or lack of transportation.

For more information regarding our School Pantry Program, contact Elyse Burgher at or at  (716) 822-2005 x3001.