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TNBPA expands holiday food drive efforts making $2,000 for local charities in need


Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:15 pm

The Town of Niagara Business and Professionals Association is proud to announce that the organization will donate $500 to each of the four charities that received food donations collected at previous years parades. These charities include Community Missions, St. Vincent DePaul, Niagara Presbyterian Church and Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission.

“We understand the importance that the annual food drive, which was held in conjunction with the Electric Lights parade, had on the Niagara community, and, while the parade will not happen this year, our goal remains the same – to support the Niagara community in a meaningful and impactful way. This is why we are proudly donating $500 to each of the four charities that benefited from the annual parade food drive in years past,” said Janiene Ennis-Garcia, co-president of the TNBPA.

“While the Electric Lights parade is currently on a one year hiatus, the spirit of giving back to the Niagara community remains. The cash donations totaling $2,000 will allow four deserving organizations to purchase food that is most needed for their particular pantries – this kind of purchasing power makes a huge impact on their ability to provide food and supplies needed by Niagara community members,” said Chris Woods, co-president of the TNBPA.

The TNBPA’s efforts do not stop with this generous monetary donation. The organization is also challenging Town of Niagara businesses and residents to donate food and gently used clothing items as a way to further generate much needed support for local charities at holiday time.

Food and clothing donations can be dropped at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls Guest Services desk now through Nov. 25. All donations will be split between the four identified charities just before the Thanksgiving holiday.

If a business is interested in becoming a donation collection point, contact Meghan Ayers at 716-205-1806 or [email protected].


The Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association was formed in 1996 by local Town of Niagara businesses and professionals to provide an association to act as a bridge between business, the local and county government, and the community. The TNBPA includes businesses in the Town of Niagara as well as businesses that have joined as an associate member from the surrounding communities such as Buffalo, LaSalle, Niagara Falls, Sanborn and Wheatfield. The association’s membership is made up of area business owners and managers as well as professionals who voluntarily work together to create opportunities for business to grow and develop. The partnerships we have formed between local government and community organizations are the basis of our strength.

To learn more, visit www.tnbpa.com or follow on Facebook.

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