Buffalo City Mission

Chris Caya WBFO News

A new facility to help homeless men get back on their feet is moving closer to reality at Tupper and Oak streets in downtown Buffalo.


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More than 3,000 holiday meals were delivered to the elderly, impoverished, and those who can’t venture out for themselves. It’s usually the kind of job done by Western New York’s Meals on Wheels volunteers. But on Christmas day, they got a break from the Buffalo City Mission.

Ronald Peralta, WBFO

The Buffalo City Mission is planning to construct a new One-Stop Community Center on East Tupper Street. Thursday, a local restaurateur and hotel owner pledged $200,000 to fund a wing within that building to support displaced veterans.


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It’s been 33 years since Mayor Jimmy Griffin helped raise over $2 million to build a new facility for the Buffalo City Mission. Now, it’s getting a big upgrade.

Francesca Bond

Tiny, colorful cottages—each a different, vibrant shade—provoke a lot of questions and whispers from Canalside.


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Erie County is bringing in large quantities of the Hepatitis A vaccine, in the wake of discovering a client of the Buffalo City Mission has been diagnosed with the disease.

Buffalo City Mission

Buffalo City Mission has permission to put together its financial package for a new building, but it is a different building and different services than when it started as a soup kitchen nearly a century ago.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The Buffalo City Mission is best known for its downtown facility and the work it does there. But it also operates a thrift store in the suburbs to help support its work. On Friday, they got some help for a project to make over a portion of that store space.


WBFO's Eileen Buckley

More than 20-colleges, high schools and middle schools have pledged their support to collect food for the homeless. The Buffalo City Mission kicked-off Mission Possible: Food Drive School Challenge Thursday. 

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In a city where nearly a third of the population lives below the poverty line, agencies that serve economically-disadvantaged individuals play critical roles. The Buffalo City Mission has received a major contribution in its quest to provide food and shelter to those in need.

Chris Caya WBFO News

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand made a brief stop at the Buffalo City Mission to help serve lunch to a few dozen men on Friday.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

With the Thanksgiving holiday just over a week away, the Buffalo City Mission is preparing to serve up thousands of meals. On Tuesday, three local companies delivered 300 turkeys to help support the cause.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Fifteen Western New York charities received a combined donation of more than $67,000, Wednesday afternoon.

City Mission announces expansion plans

Nov 12, 2014
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The Buffalo City Mission announced plans Wednesday to expand its operation at 100 East Tupper Street. The $27 million addition is pending support from Erie County and the City of Buffalo.

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City Mission wants to expand at its current location, a move officials believe will continue to thin the ranks of the area's homeless.

WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

A delivery of 160 frozen turkeys arrived at the Buffalo City Mission Tuesday. NOCO made the generous donation along with more than 1,800 packets of coffee. The City Mission is trying to collect 3,000 turkeys for next week's Thanksgiving Day Holiday and upcoming winter months.

'Code Blue' in effect through Friday at City Mission

Jan 22, 2013

Buffalo's City Mission says it will continue its 'code blue' through Friday as the frigid weather continues.

Buffalo city Mission has kicked off its annual campaign --  One Mission -- One Hope -- to raise critical funds needed for its program and services. 

There re more and more local families are seeking help as the city remains the third poorest in the nation

"Give them a nice warm place to stay, and circle them with food and any other things that they may need, medical attention or anything like that," said Stuart Harper, executive director at the City Mission. 

McKinley students donate $2,000 to City Mission

Jan 11, 2012

Students at Buffalo's McKinley High School presented the City Mission with a check Wednesday, capping off their Holiday Season community service project.  This story actually begins in November, when McKinley students enlisted in the Jr. ROTC collected clothing and turkeys for donation to the City Mission.  

After delivering the goods, students decided that wasn't enough.

"We decided to come back to school, get with a couple of students, the National Honor Society, and make a fundraiser.  We brought in coupon books," said Jr. ROTC Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Jerome Thomas. 

Buffalo City Mission recieves turkey donation

Nov 10, 2011

100 turkey's were delivered to the Buffalo City Mission Thursday.  It's Just Pizza's 4th year to make a turkey donation. 

The turkey's will feed people through meal delivery, and at a luncheon at the mission on Thanksgiving day. 

Buffalo City Mission Executive Director Stuart Harper says they are seeing more people come into the mission then ever before. He says any donations big or small would help.