Food Bank of Western New York, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Food

Location: 91 Holt St Buffalo NY 14206 USA

Mission: The Food Bank of Western New York's Mission is to "Obtain food and support from public or private sources and efficiently redistribute them to affiliated charitable providers feeding the hungry in Western New York". Since we opened our doors in 1982, we continue to work towards this goal. Through 415 affiliate charitable programs, we distribute approximately 950,000 pounds of food and grocery items monthly to more than 95,400 hungry and less fortunate individuals in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This group helps feed over 96,000 folks in WNY each year. I used to just help my company do can fund drives. However, last year, I was rear ended by a drunk driver, and my whole life was irreparably changed. Having had to rely on others for donations from their food pantries gave new meaning to me. It was indeed a humbling experience. SO, when I had the chance to "give back" to the Food Bank, by helping with a food drive at the Erie County Fair, I decided to take it. It was easy to sign up by e-mail, and a great way to give back to a group that literally made sure I didn't starve. They were easy to work with, and the people I met through it, were very glad to give of their time, as well. We corresponded back and forth by e-mail and they mailed out free parking passes, and a free fair pass (although I needed two, as I was volunteering with another person- so we had to fix that snag before the day).

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Be sure the letters that go out to volunteers are more specific with directions. The only fly in the ointment was that they sent me a letter asking for a monetary donation before I had even volunteered for them at the fair. And, since I had explained in my personal experience of bring in dire financial straits, it made it seem like they hadn't read my correspondence at al.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

THE FOOD BANK HAS SAVED LIVES IN A TREMENDOUSLY DEPRESSED AREA!!!!! THEY ARE ALWAYS THERE HELP KEEP DESPERATELY POOR PEOPLE ALIVE !! THANK YOU !! FOR YOUR OUTSTANDING EFFORTS !!!!!!!!!!!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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