FeedMore WNY offers free job-training for economically disadvantaged adults, providing the skills, experience, opportunities and a network of partners to help our neighbors obtain gainful employment and achieve financial self-sufficiency. We’re empowering our neighbors through specialized training programs to bring our region closer to our shared goal of ending hunger in WNY.

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warehouse and logistics skills training program

Through this free 10-week training program, participants will learn essential skills to become warehouse and logistics professionals. Participants will have access to:

    • Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) certification & Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) certification offered by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)
    • ServSafe Food Handler’s training
    • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry completion card (in partnership with Goodwill)
    • National Safety Council certification in at least three types of material handling equipment (forklifts, pallet jacks, etc.)

RISE in the news

support beyond the classroom

We’ve partnered with local institutions to support your educational journey.

Participants in RISE receive financial literacy training (in partnership with Bank of America) and nutrition education.

An overview of the RISE program is provided in the below testimonial video.

job-readiness training

We want you to succeed in your new career!

As part of each RISE cohort, we offer employment counseling and training to ready you for the next step.

This includes resume writing, guided job search and interviews with our employer partners.

We also offer post-graduation support and case management to help you reach your potential.


Fuel gift cards or NFTA bus passes are provided to participants to assist with transportation costs.


In partnership with the Family Help Center, we offer childcare for participants with children.

our next cohorts

Submit an application to join one of our upcoming RISE cohorts! Classes are held Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    • Cohort 14 will be held from Tuesday, April 9, through Friday, June 14. The cohort’s graduation ceremony is set for Monday, June 17.

case management

Case management is provided on an individual basis.

class location

All classes are held at FeedMore WNY’s Food Distribution Warehouse located at 91 Holt Street, Buffalo, NY 14206.

addressing the root cause of hunger

Empowering our neighbors to provide for themselves and their families moves us closer to our shared goal: ending hunger in WNY.

According the most recent data available from Feeding America, 46% of households that rely on charitable food assistance are jobless.

According to the John R. Oishei Foundation, in the neighborhoods east of Main Street in the City of Buffalo, 54% of adults have no education or formal skills training beyond high school.

Among the vulnerable, fewer than 1% have vocational training, which offers access to career paths to good jobs for those who aren’t college bound.

FeedMore WNY is proud to be one of 30 Feeding America member organizations operating a workforce development program.

To apply to the next RISE cohort, click here.

program graduates

CONGRATULATIONS! In the above photo, members of Cohort 12 display their graduation certificates following a reception on Dec. 18, 2023. Standing from left are Earl, Richard, Arvie, William and Brittney.

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We invite you to apply for our RISE program!

Must be at least 18 years of age to apply.

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contact us

For more information on our RISE Program, eligibility requirements and application support, please contact SayVette Brice at (716) 822-2005 ext. 3032 or by email at sbrice@feedmorewny.org.