On Saturday, May 14, 2022, ten innocent lives were taken and three people injured in a senseless act of violence. What should have been a beautiful weekend afternoon, has now become a time of tragedy in the wake of a mass shooting. As Western New York mourns for the lives lost, we stand in solidarity with the victims’ families to show that hate and racism have no place in our community.
How to Support with FeedMore WNY
While Tops Friendly Markets has re-opened in the Jefferson Avenue community, many families are still impacted by the mass shooting. Help us keep these donations going in an effort to address the food insecurities that people on Buffalo’s Eastside continue to face.
Donation drop-offs can be directed to the FeedMore WNY Warehouse.
Fruits & Vegetables:
100% Fruit Juice
Canned Fruit (no sugar added, packed in 100% juice, extra light syrup)
Canned Vegetables (low or no salt added)
Dried Fruit (no sugar added)
Unsweetened apple sauce
Milk & Milk Substitutes:
Low (fat shelf stable, powdered or evaporated milk)
Nut Milks (unflavored)
Soy Milk (unflavored)
Canned pasta/tomato sauce or other tomato products (no salt added)
Cooking oils (olive, canola, avocado, safflower, grapeseed)
Salt-free seasonings and spices
High Protein Foods:
Canned beans (low sodium)
Canned/shelf-stable meat, poultry, fish (low sodium, packed in water)
Dried beans and peas
Nut Butters (no salt added)
Nuts and seeds (no added salt, sugar or oil)
Brown, white or wild rice
Cold Cereal (low sugar, high fiber cereal)
Hot Cereal (no sugar added: oatmeal, cream of wheat, grits)
Quinoa, barley, whole wheat couscous
Toasted oats, bran flakes, shredded wheat
Whole wheat pasta
Personal hygiene products
All donations must be new, in its original packaging, unopened and with an expiration date at least 6 months out.
91 Holt Street
Buffalo, NY 14206
Monday-Friday 8am-4pm; Saturday 8am-Noon
More Ways to Donate
In addition to FeedMore WNY, Rooted in Love is also collecting donations. Rooted in Love is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing fresh produce, non-perishable food items and hygiene products to the homeless, impoverished, and those who are simply in need. Founded by Tesha Parker, to honor the memory of her late grandmother Louise Fitzgerald, Rooted in Love is located on Riley Street off Jefferson Avenue and serves the nearby community.
Learn more about Rooted in Love: https://rootedinloveinc.com/about/
We are a strong and resilient community. In the spirit of giving during this difficult time, please consider making a food item or monetary donation to the families affected by this tragedy. Let’s rally together to show racism and hate they have no place in the City of Good Neighbors.