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FeedMore WNY encourages community to attend 'Plate Expectations' as a way to give back during Hunger Action Month

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Thu, Sep 5th 2019 03:35 pm

Proceeds from innovative fundraiser to support FeedMore WNY’s Meals on Wheels program

FeedMore WNY is seeking participants to attend “Plate Expectations 2019,” taking place at the new Resurgence Brewing Company, located at 55 Chicago St., Buffalo, from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. Presented by Wegmans, guests will enjoy food and beverage samples, auction items and raffles, a wall of wine, and balloon pop games of chance.

This event, currently in its 16th year, was designed to celebrate and showcase interesting and unique venues around Western New York. Proceeds raised at “Plate Expectations 2019” will benefit the Meals on Wheels program of FeedMore WNY.

General admission costs $60 per person. VIP admission is $100 and includes admission to the event, a 16-ounce pint glass, a token to play the wall of wine or lucky numbers auction as well as a turn to climb the rock wall at Central Rock Gym, also located at 55 Chicago St.

Couple’s VIP admission costs $160 and includes two admissions to the event, two 16-ounce pint glasses, two tokens to play the wall of wine or lucky numbers auction, and two turns to climb the rock wall at Central Rock Gym.

Tickets may be purchased at the door of the event or at pe2019.eventbrite.com.

A press release stated, “FeedMore WNY’s Meals on Wheels program provides an integral service to the WNY community by allowing our homebound neighbors to maintain their independence and ensure they are receiving the proper nutrition to maintain their health. FeedMore WNY not only provides a hot lunch and cold supper, Monday through Friday, but volunteers provide companionship and a well-being check which allows many to remain more independent and live out their golden years at home in a familiar environment.”

“FeedMore WNY provides more than just a meal. The services provided by our programs allow our hungry WNY neighbors the nutrition, fellowship and dignity they need to live happy and fulfilling lives,” said Tara A. Ellis, president and CEO of FeedMore WNY.

“Plate Expectations” takes place during Hunger Action Month, a time when hunger-relief organizations and anti-hunger advocates across the nation mobilize the public to get involved in eradicating hunger. FeedMore WNY urges community members to give back during Hunger Action Month by supporting its events such as “Plate Expectations,” donating food or funds, or through volunteering.

“We encourage you to join us for the 16th annual ‘Plate Expectations’ on Sept. 12. Not only is it a fun evening, but it is a wonderful way to support the critical work that FeedMore WNY provides for our community,” Ellis said. “It does not have to take a lot of time or effort to help end hunger. Every dollar raised, food item donated and hand extended in help makes a real difference in the lives of our neighbors in need.”

About FeedMore WNY

FeedMore WNY offers dignity, hope and a brighter future by providing nutritious food, friendship and skills training to its Western New York neighbors in need. Through its Food Bank Distribution Center and partner hunger-relief agencies, as well as its Meals on Wheels and other targeted feeding programs, FeedMore WNY alleviates hunger and assists community members of all ages throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.

More information can be found at www.mealsonwheelswny.org and www.foodbankwny.org.

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