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YMCA collects cans for a cause

by jmaloni
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 07:00 am

As part of the YMCAs commitment to the community, the Y has teamed up with the Food Bank of WNY to help give back to those in need right here in Western New York. Beginning Nov. 1, all seven area YMCA Buffalo Niagara Branches and YMCA Buffalo Niagara's corporate office will begin taking donations of non-perishable items for the Food Bank of WNY.

Last year, the Y was able to collect enough food to provide 2,241 meals for area families. This year, it is challenging Western New Yorkers to help provide 6,000 meals.

Donations will be accepted until Nov. 21 and participants in the YMCA Turkey Trot are encouraged to bring cans with them to packet pick-up at the Delaware YMCA, Nov. 19-21.

"The Food Bank of WNY is excited to be partnering, once again, with the YMCA's annual Turkey Trot. Last year's participants generously donated non-perishables, which were distributed throughout the holiday season to those who rely on us. This year, the numbers of those seeking assistance from us have grown from 31,000 to 36,000 households. The Food Bank of WNY is truly grateful to be a part of this wonderful event," said Marylou Borowiak, president and CEO of the Food Bank of WNY.

For more information, visit www.ymcabuffaloniagara.org.

Area locations include:

Niagara Falls YMCA

  • 1317 Portage Road, Niagara Falls
  • 716-285-8491

Delaware YMCA

  • 2564 Delaware Ave., Buffalo
  • 716-875-1283

Ellicott-Masten YMCA

  • 585 William St., Buffalo
  • 716-845-5440

Ken-Ton YMCA

  • 535 Belmont Ave., Kenmore
  • 716-874-5051


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