Local company stepping up to help feed the hungry – and you can help!

November 3, 2017

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

They did it last year and now, the folks at Kenmore Development are once again hosting a food drive to help those in need in Western New York.

Now through November 10, they will be collecting non-perishable food items and donations for the Helping Hands Food Pantry in Buffalo.

They’re asking folks at their  KenDev apartment communities, employees and members of the local community to donate non-perishable food items, including (but not limited to):

Canned goods
Boxed mixes
Pasta
Rice
Condiments

Residents can place the items they’re donating in a plastic bag outside their door by Thursday evening, November 9, 2017. The staff will be around to collect them first thing Friday morning, November 10, 2017.

Anyone else in the community is also welcome to donate by dropping off items at their main office located at 2746 Delaware Avenue in Kenmore anytime before November 10.

With the help of residents, employees and the Buffalo community, they’re hoping to make this year’s food drive their biggest ever.

This year’s campaign is extra meaningful because, not only will Kenmore Development be collecting food items — they will also be matching all monetary donations up to $5,000.

The funds raised will be used to sponsor less fortunate families for the holidays. They will provide holiday meals as well as gifts to those families in need. 

If you’re making a monetary donation, please be sure to label your gift as “Kenmore Development food drive.” You can drop off a check at the office at 2746 Delaware Ave.

 

Within the Food Bank of Western New York’s service area (Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties), 178,810 people (13.3% of the overall population) are food insecure – meaning they just don’t know if they’ll have enough money for their next meal.  This includes 58,430 children, with 20.7% of the child population being food insecure.

 

If you can’t make a monetary or food donation, there are still ways you can get involved and help, including volunteering with a local food bank, raising awareness, contacting elected officials and organizing your own food drive at your workplace, school or community.

If you have any questions, you can call Kenmore Development at 874-7700.

 

 

About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.

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