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This page provides resources for partner agencies, including online ordering and food recall information.

FeedMore WNY is working diligently to react to the ever-changing developments of the COVID-19 outbreak and to prepare for the potential expansion of illness throughout our community. Below are several resources to assist our partner agencies during this time.

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Use our online ordering system to place an order. Agencies must be registered with FeedMore WNY to access this page.

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USDA periodically issues food recalls. We encourage all partner agencies to review recall information on a regular basis.

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FeedMore WNY Staff Contacts

Michael Daloia  mdaloia@feedmorewny.org  716-852-1305 ext. 3076
What I can help you with: Product Sourcing; Agency Concerns; Ordering; Agency Grants; Agency Initiatives & Collaborations

Kelly Burke kburke@feedmorewny.org  716-852-1305 ext. 3079
What I can help you with: Agency compliance, training, new agency orientation, site inspections

Elyse Burgher eburgher@feedmorewny.org 716-852-1305 ext. 3001
What I can help you with: Mobile Pantry; Summer Feeding; Food for Kids

Arielle Januszkiewicz  ajanuszkiewicz@feedmorewny.org  716-852-1305 ext. 3089
What I can help you with: JSY workshops, recipe demonstrations; Healthy Pantry Initiative

Marla Ryan  mryan@feedmorewny.org  716-852-1305 ext. 3091
What I can help you with: JSY workshops, recipe demonstrations; Healthy Pantry Initiative; Community Garden

Jen Meegan jmeegan@feedmorewny.org 716-852-1305 ext. 3047
What I can help you with: Agency Concerns, Ordering, Grants, Training, Capacity Building

Bonnie Beck bbeck@feedmorewny.org 716-852-1305 ext 3035
What I can help you with: Grants, Monthly Reports

Caryn Hufford chufford@feedmorewny.org 716-852-1305 ext 3020
What I can help you with: Nutrition, Food Safety, Recalls, Client Choice

Catherine Shick  cshick@feedmorewny.org  716-852-1305 ext. 3092
What I can help you with: Client Stories

Glenn Hermann  ghermann@feedmorewny.org  716-852-1305 ext. 3009
What I can help you with: Agency orders scheduling & delivery

Brendan Speller  bspeller@feedmorewny.org  716-852-1305 ext. 3084
What I can help you with: Product Sourcing and Procurement; Retail Partnerships; Quality Control

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2021-2022 Seed Grant Information

SEED GRANT

HPNAP Seed Grants are start-up grants intended to be used as a “seed” to implement a new or enhanced service to an agency or Emergency Food Relief Organization (EFRO).  Seed Grants encourage the development of projects that support innovative ways of confronting emergency food and/or nutrition needs of people who are food insecure.

ELIGIBILITY:

Seed Grants are based not only on need, but also on eligibility.  The following checklist will ensure that your agency is eligible to apply for Seed Grant funding.

  • Applicants are not required to have current FeedMore WNY membership or Contractor membership.
  • If an applicant does not have Contractor membership, by accepting Seed Grant funds, if approved, the applicant agrees to Contractor monitoring and reporting.
  • If an applicant does not have Contractor membership, accepting Seed Grant funds, if approved, does not automatically grant Contractor membership nor future membership.
  • Applicants must operate under their own or an organization’s 501c3 and/or incorporation as a nonprofit organization.
  • If applicant is not an EFRO, some aspect of their agency or program’s current community based work must be to assist low-income, homeless, and/or food insecure individuals.
  • Organizations holding direct contracts with HPNAP (food pantries, soup kitchens, food recovery operations, and special nutrition initiatives) are eligible to apply for Seed Grant funding if the funding is requested to support a NEW project that is not already receiving HPNAP funds.

 SEED GRANT FUNDS:

Seed Grants award a maximum of $30,000 to reach agency and are ONE-TIME, NON-RENEWABLE awards.  EFRO’s or agencies can apply for Seed Grant funding annually if the project description is unique (i.e. different site, different service or target population, or different service plan from a past Seed Grant project.)

FUNDABLE PROJECTS:

Seed Grant fundable proposals include the following categories.  FeedMore WNY may specify specific preferred projects that applicants can decide to apply for.  Please note, submission of a Seed Grant application does not guarantee that the total funding request(s) will be granted.

  • Resource Enhancement and Community Partnerships:
    • Projects that increase or enhance emergency food resources or create a diversified resource base through community partnerships.
    • Examples of community partnerships include projects to develop and/or utilize food growers, farmers’ markets, community and urban garden programs, or other community resources.
  • Organizational Capacity and Effectiveness:
    • Projects that increase organizational capacity and effectiveness to provide emergency food services and access to healthy foods.
    • Examples are projects that provide resources, technical assistance and/or training to emergency food relief organizations for fundraising, bookkeeping, volunteer services or other areas specific to emergency food services.
  • Link to Services:
    • Projects that can link emergency food providers and their clients to services that could reduce dependence on emergency food.
    • Examples include projects to expand outreach referral services to connect at risk individuals to medical care, social services, technology, or training programs to create links and increase personal resources.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION:

Signed applications and supplemental documentation must be received or postmarked no later than May 21, 2021.  Please complete the application and required sections in its entirety.  Failure to answer all the questions completely or lack of provision of requested attachments may result in a lower score or disqualified application.  Every site (agency location with its own service) must submit its own grant application.

Please mail or hand-deliver one (1) single-sided and ten (10) printed, collated, stapled, double-sided sets of the completed application to the following by May 21, 2021:

Bonnie E. O’Brien
FeedMore WNY
91 Holt Street
Buffalo, NY 14206

Click here to download the application.

 

For those that were awarded Seed Grant funding for the 2020-2021 grant year, proof of expenses are due to Bonnie O’Brien no later than 06/01/2021.  Please email Bonnie O’Brien at bobrien@feedmorewny.org for the forms required in submitting your paperwork.

 

2021-2022 Operations Support Grant Information

OPERATIONS SUPPORT GRANT

INTRODUCTION:

The Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP) was established in 1984 to improve the nutritional health status of the state’s low-income citizens by reducing hunger, malnutrition, and nutritionally related illness. HPNAP, in partnership with organizations that serve the hungry, is dedicated to improving the health and nutritional status of being in need of food assistance by:

  • Providing funding and other support to enhance the accessibility and availability of safe and nutritious food and food related resources;
  • Developing and providing comprehensive nutrition education programs;
  • Monitoring and assessing customer needs and hunger-related issues to strengthen the program effectiveness;
  • Empowering people to increase their independence from food assistance

ELIGIBILITY:

Operations Support (OS) grants are based not only on need, but also on eligibility. FeedMore WNY membership is not required to submit at Operations Support application.  The following checklist will ensure that your agency is eligible to apply for Operations Support funding.

  • Agency must be an established emergency feeding relief organization (food pantry, soup kitchen, shelter, or youth snack program) which has been in operation for at least six (6) consecutive
  • Agency site must be headquartered and operate in FeedMore WNY’s designated service area of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, or Niagara counties.
  • Have a 501(c)3 status or be sponsored by a 501(c)3. Sites that are members of this food bank have already met this requirement. Non-members of FeedMore WNY must attach a copy of their organization’s 501(c)3.
  • Food Pantries ONLY: Must be open a minimum of four (4) hours per
  • Soup Kitchens ONLY: Must attach a current copy of your DOH Food Service Permit or completed DOH Food Service Permit

The following organizations are not eligible to apply for Operations Support:

  • For-profit
  • Organizations that only distribute USDA Commodity (TEFAP)
  • Organizations that do not provide food commodities at no cost to individuals in need of short-term hunger relief.
  • Emergency food relief organizations with existing direct New York State Department of Health

FUNDING CATEGORIES:

Operations Support awards provide funding to agencies currently providing emergency food to low income and/or food insecure New Yorkers. Submission of an Operations Support application does not guarantee that your funding request(s) will be granted – you may get your full request, a partial sum, or be declined. Operations Support funding is designed to supplement an organization’s current operating funds; funds may not be used as start-up costs for new activities or new staff positions. Agencies may request up to $4,000 in total or up to $6,000 if you are requesting food service equipment.

Funding is awarded for one or a combination of the following seven (7) expenditure categories: staff, utilities, space, food service disposables and other supplies, transportation, food service equipment, pest control.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION:

Signed applications and supplemental documentation must be received or postmarked no later than May 21, 2021.  Please complete the application and required sections in its entirety.  Failure to answer all the questions completely or lack of provision of requested attachments may result in a lower score or disqualified application.

Every site (agency location with its own service) must submit its own grant application. For Section B, Agency Impact Statement, be sure to provide information that is specific to the operation and services of the agency at that location. For example, each agency location will have unique services and challenges to address the needs in the community where they are located. Do not copy any portion of Section D if sending more than one application as doing so will result in an automatic denial.

Please mail or hand-deliver one (1) single-sided and ten (10) printed, collated, stapled, double-sided sets of the completed application to the following by May 21, 2021:

Bonnie E. O’Brien
FeedMore WNY
91 Holt Street
Buffalo, NY 14206

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR FOOD PANTRIES, SOUP KITCHENS, AND SHELTERS/YOUTH PROGRAMS.  PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE COMPLETING THE APPLICATION THAT IS RELATED TO YOUR AGENCY TYPE.

2021-2022 Operations Support Grant Application - FOOD PANTRIES

2021-2022 Operations Support Grant Application - SOUP KITCHEN

2021-2022 Operations Support Grant Application - SHELTER/YOUTH PROGRAM

For those that were awarded Operations Support funding for the 2020-2021 grant year, proof of expenses are due to Bonnie O’Brien no later than 06/01/2021.  Please email Bonnie O’Brien at bobrien@feedmorewny.org for the forms required in submitting your paperwork.

HPNAP Food Grant

The Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP) Food Grant is administered by the FeedMore WNY for the NYS Department of Health. Food is allocated to approved agencies on a monthly basis at no cost under the HPNAP food category and additional funding to purchase nutritious food items under the DONATED food category is provided on a quarterly basis. Agencies currently receiving funding through the HPANP Food Grant are no longer required to complete an annual grant application. This grant will renew automatically each year, on July 1. It can be cancelled by either party (FeedMore WNY, member agency) at any time due to agency closure, breach of membership agreement, change in government funding or any other reason. Requests for cancellation must be made in writing by the member agency or communicated in writing by FeedMore WNY. New agencies joining FeedMore WNY will be provided with a grant application that will be reviewed, to receive funding for the next applicable grant year.

Agency Assistance Program (AAP)

The Agency Assistance Program (AAP) assists FeedMore WNY’s member agencies with funding for emergency needs. Agencies may apply for assistance to purchase new equipment, to buy food at wholesale cost, to pay utility bills, or offset costs associated with emergency repairs/services. The AAP Grant is made available with funds raised through the efforts of FeedMore WNY and allocated by FeedMore WNY’s Board of Directors.

To be eligible to apply, a requesting applicant must:

  • Be a member agency of FeedMore WNY for at minimum, six (6) months
  • In compliance with FeedMore WNY’s Agency Agreement
  • Have already applied for HPNAP Operations Support grant (if eligible)
  • Be able to assist with partial and/or matching funds if requested by the AAP Grant Committee
  • Have not received AAP grant funding for 24 months prior to application submission
  • Clearly demonstrate emergency need

Applications may be submitted quarterly by June 1, September 1, December 1 and March 1. Urgent requests may be submitted at any time and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Application for the AAP Grant, with a detailed description of process and requirements, can be found on in the link below.

Agency Assistance Program Application (pdf)