give food

Food donations are another effective way to help those who are hungry throughout Western New York. Whether you are inspired to hold a nutritious food drive, are looking to clean out your pantry or are in the food industry and have surplus or unmarketable products, FeedMore WNY will distribute your donated food safely and efficiently throughout the community.

Learn more about how you can give food, including:

make a food donation

Donations to FeedMore WNY can be dropped off at our facility at 91 Holt Street, Buffalo, New York 14206. Our hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Fridays. We also are open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. most Saturdays, though we ask that you call ahead to schedule a Saturday donation drop-off.

Want to give but can’t make our drop-off hours? Call us at (716) 852-1305 to schedule a time that works for you to make your donation.

Food donations also can be made online! Make a food donation.

healthy food wish list

Fruits & Vegetables:
Fresh Produce
Canned Vegetables – Low or no salt added
Canned Fruit – No sugar added, packed in 100% juice, extra light syrup
Unsweetened apple sauce
Dried Fruit – No sugar added
100% Fruit Juice

High Protein Foods:
Canned/shelf-stable meat, poultry, fish (low sodium, packed in water)
Canned beans (low sodium)
Dried beans and peas
Nuts and seeds (no added salt, sugar or oil)
Nut Butters (no salt added)

Whole Grains:
Brown, white or wild rice
Whole wheat pasta
Quinoa, barley, whole wheat couscous
Hot Cereal – no sugar added; oatmeal, cream of wheat, grits
Cold Cereal – low sugar, high fiber cereal
Toasted oats, bran flakes, shredded wheat

Milk & Milk Substitutes:
Low – Fat shelf stable, powdered or evaporated milk
Soy Milk – unflavored
Nut Milks – unflavored

Cooking oils – olive, canola, avocado, safflower, grapeseed
Canned pasta/tomato sauce or other tomato products (no salt added)
Salt-free seasonings and spices

Non-food items:
Toilet paper
Personal hygiene products

food & fund drives

The fight against hunger begins with YOU. When you host a food or fund drive for FeedMore WNY, you provide nourishment and hope to your hungry community members. No gift is too small, no effort is too little. Every dollar raised and each food item donated makes a difference in the lives of our WNY neighbors in need.

Whether you choose to host a food drive, fund drive or special event for FeedMore WNY, we are grateful for your support and want to help you along the way.

Questions on starting a food drive, fund drive or special event? Contact Betsy Campbell by phone at (716) 822-2005 ext. 3090 or by email at

Learn more about how to start your own food drive here.

food industry partnerships

A significant amount of the food we distribute is donated by farmers, packers, manufacturers, wholesalers, and others in the food industry.

What can be donated?
FeedMore WNY may accept cases or truckloads of nonperishable food, refrigerated food, frozen food produce, and non-food items. Items for donation can be:

  • Close-to-code (for a list of acceptable best-by dates, click here.)
  • Surplus
  • Discontinued products
  • Production overruns
  • Test-market items or product samples
  • Private-label product
  • Off-specification product
  • Seasonal items
  • Non-food items including infant formula, diapers, cleaning product, health and beauty product, pet food and paper goods

To donate, call (716) 822-2005.

local farm support

At FeedMore WNY, we recognize that running a farm comes with its own unique set of rewards and challenges. As good neighbors, we try to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from our local farmers whenever possible.

Likewise, we work to create sustainable relationships with farmers who are able to donate their extra product to FeedMore WNY.

To learn more about how to partner with FeedMore WNY, call (716) 822-2005.

venison donation

Hunters can help fight hunger and help the community by donating venison to FeedMore WNY through the Venison Donation Coalition. Legally tagged and properly field-dressed deer can be taken to participating processors at no cost to the hunter.

Please indicate to the processor that this is for FeedMore WNY.

Cattaraugus County
Fred’s Deer Processing
Portville NY 14770
(716) 933-8340

Chautauqua County
Kennedy Meat Market
Randolph, NY 14747
(716) 358-2281

Siperek’s Deer Shop
Lakewood NY 14750
(716) 763-3478

Troyer’s Deer Processing
Panama NY 14767
(866) 262-3337

Erie County
Buck and Doe Shop
Williamsville NY 14221
(716) 565-2108

The Deer Shop
Cheektowaga NY 14225
(716) 896-3337

Black Angus Meats
2519 Niagara Falls Blvd
(716) 691-4554

Niagara County
Nature’s Way Taxidermy & Deer Processing
Sanborn NY 14132
(716) 731-4215