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:
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.
Fruits & Vegetables:
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)
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
Personal hygiene products
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 email@example.com.
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:
To donate, call (716) 822-2005.
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.
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.
Fred’s Deer Processing
Portville NY 14770
Kennedy Meat Market
Randolph, NY 14747
Siperek’s Deer Shop
Lakewood NY 14750
Troyer’s Deer Processing
Panama NY 14767
Buck and Doe Shop
Williamsville NY 14221
The Deer Shop
Cheektowaga NY 14225
Black Angus Meats
2519 Niagara Falls Blvd
Nature’s Way Taxidermy & Deer Processing
Sanborn NY 14132