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October 29, 2021

YMCA Buffalo Niagara and FeedMore WNY Team Up to Help Fight Hunger

(Buffalo, NY) – For the eleventh straight year, YMCA Buffalo Niagara is teaming up with FeedMore WNY to help fight hunger this holiday season.

The community is asked to bring non-perishable food items to any local YMCA branch during the month of November. YMCA Turkey Trot participants can also bring non-perishable donations with them to packet pick-up November 22-24 at the Independent Health Family Branch YMCA (150 Tech Drive, Amherst). Donation bins will be available on race day, November 25 at the Delaware Family YMCA and inside the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

“We are grateful to YMCA Buffalo Niagara, WGRZ-TV Channel 2, and the Western New York community for helping FeedMore WNY nourish our hungry neighbors through this critical food drive,” Tara A. Ellis, President and CEO of FeedMore WNY said. “Last year alone, nearly 181,000 individuals relied on FeedMore WNY for assistance. Events like the YMCA food drive allow FeedMore to provide lifesaving food to our neighbors in need.”

“The YMCA is excited to once again partner with FeedMore WNY for this important cause,” says Mario Hicks, Vice President of Financial Development for YMCA Buffalo Niagara. “Over the past ten years, the community has helped us provide more than 27,100 meals to families in need, and we hope to keep the momentum going this holiday season.”