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FeedMore WNY aims to increase SNAP participation among older adults

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FeedMore WNY is expanding its efforts to assist older adults in applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – formerly known as food stamps. The hunger-relief nonprofit is one of 40 organizations throughout the country to receive a $50,000 grant from the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to enhance access to SNAP for qualifying low-income older adults through community-based outreach and enrollment initiatives.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Rich Products Corporation

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For more than 25 years, dedicated employees at Rich Products Corporation have helped deliver nutritious food and friendship to our homebound community members. Since July 2020, the Rich Products Corporation has donated $85,000 in support of FeedMore WNY's programs.

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NYPA collaborates on shipping container project to advance indoor farming and increase food production for needy Western New York families

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For the first year, the specially outfitted 40-foot shipping container branded “Rooting for Our Neighbors” will be used to harvest kale that will be distributed to food pantries and soup kitchens that rely on FeedMore WNY for nutritious food and support. Fresh kale, and kale dishes, also will be delivered directly to hungry community members served through its Mobile Food Pantry and Meals on Wheels programs. The initiative is part of NYPA’s Environmental Justice program, which offers educational programs about clean, renewable energy and sustainability, and provides resources to meet the needs of underrepresented communities located near NYPA’s power assets.

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