Continued economic uncertainty in many households has more New Yorkers relying on assistance from food pantries. That was a message relayed Friday by three elected representatives during a visit to a Cheektowaga church where needs are rising both for food handouts and volunteer assistance.
The Food Bank of Western New York, Meals on Wheels for Western New York and the Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York have joined forces to form a joint organization called FeedMore WNY. WBFO's Mark Wozniak spoke with FeedMore president and CEO Tara Ellis about the unification.
WBFO's Mark Wozniak speaking with FeedMore WNY president and CEO Tara Ellis
An organization which reaches out to hungry individuals is now getting involved with connecting furloughed federal workers to help amidst an ongoing partial government shutdown. It is just one of many new gestures Friday, as affected federal workers miss a second scheduled paycheck.
A woman who escaped domestic violence and conquered alcoholism is sharing her story to offer hope for others. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley spoke with Jillian James who says a women's shelter and food assistance saved her life.
WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley spoke with Jillian James who says a women's shelter and food assistance saved her life.
She serves breakfasts and lunches to customers from her Lancaster diner. Robin Finsterbach, owner of Aunt Robin's Diner, wants to be sure kids don't go hungry during the summer. So she's giving them a free bagged lunch.
The Food Bank of Western New York unveiled a brand new refrigerated truck that will now serve Cattaraugus County. WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the Food Bank is expanding its Direct Delivery Program.
WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the Food Bank unveiled a brand new refrigerated truck that will now serve Cattaraugus County.
The Buffalo State campus will be the site of the annual Sleep Out - a night when students, activist groups and the community come together to bring awareness to the issues of hunger and homelessness in Western New York.
The record cold weather has resulted in a greater need for items supplied by Food Bank of Western New York. Area soup kitchens, shelters and food pantries are using more food items to feed those in need
A new report from Ontario's main food bank organization says there has been a dramatic spike in first-time users of food banks. In its annual assessment, the Ontario Association of Food Banks also calls for the governments to provide more money for all social services.
Food pantries and soup kitchens say they are reluctantly becoming a permanent part of the nation’s safety net for the poor. In a new report on New York’s charitable food distribution system, the groups say it is government that needs to step in and lend a helping hand.