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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York receives a $10,000 grant from Rich Products

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Thu, Nov 7th 2019 09:30 am
Thursday, at an informal event at the Buffalo House, senior members of Rich Products Corp. joined Buffalo Ronald McDonald House staff for a tour of the newly refreshed kitchen. From left: Alex Gugliuzza, coordinator, RMHCWNY; Janice Larson, customer marketing manager, commercial chains, Rich Products; Kim Rich, national commercial chains manager, Rich Products; Sally Vincent, executive director, RMHCWNY; Howard Rich, vice president of corporate relations, Rich Products; Marianne Hoover, hospital programs manager, RMHCWNY; Lynn Hughes, director of operations, RMHCWNY.
Thursday, at an informal event at the Buffalo House, senior members of Rich Products Corp. joined Buffalo Ronald McDonald House staff for a tour of the newly refreshed kitchen. From left: Alex Gugliuzza, coordinator, RMHCWNY; Janice Larson, customer marketing manager, commercial chains, Rich Products; Kim Rich, national commercial chains manager, Rich Products; Sally Vincent, executive director, RMHCWNY; Howard Rich, vice president of corporate relations, Rich Products; Marianne Hoover, hospital programs manager, RMHCWNY; Lynn Hughes, director of operations, RMHCWNY.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York (RMHCWNY) announced it has received a $10,000 grant from Richs Products. The grant funded the refresh of the kitchen at the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House on West Ferry Street. 

“The kitchen is the heart of our home. It is where our guest families gather, enjoy meals, snacks and conversation,” Executive Director Sally Vincent said. “We are delighted and very grateful for our partnership with Rich's. Their grant has funded a total refresh of our kitchen, which includes the replacement of all small appliances (beverage cooler, ice-maker, convection oven, toasters, coffee maker), and the replacement of all cookware, flatware, cutlery, bakeware, glassware, plates, etc.

“We could not be more excited about this refresh. Our kitchen is accessible to our guest families 24/7. The new additions help us to continue to meet the needs of our guest families and wonderful ‘Cooks for Kids’ volunteers who prepare meals each day for our families. The support of partners like Rich's enable us to continue to provide the services that make our Buffalo House a home away from home.”

“As an anchor in the Western New York community for nearly 75 years, we’re always looking for ways to give back and better our communities,” said Howard Rich, vice president of corporate relations, Rich Products. “We’re proud to support the important and meaningful work of Ronald McDonald House. As a global food company, we know kitchens well. Creating the environment for families to achieve that ‘home away from home’ feel in the kitchen is just one small thing we can do to help support them during their times of need.”

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corp., is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, its products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $4 billion, Rich’s is a global leader. Learn more at richs.com.

RMHCWNY is a proud chapter of the national and international network of Ronald McDonald House Charities. RMHCWNY is operated by a local volunteer board of directors. RMHC WNY is responsible for its own fundraising and program priorities and is 100% funded by generous donations from the local Western New York Community.

The mission of RMHC of WNY is to create and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. For over 35 years, the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House has served more than 21,000 families from Western New York, surrounding states and outside the USA. Last year alone, the house served families from 25 counties in New York, 10 different states and five countries. 

Since opening in late 2017, its family lounge, located in Oishei Children’s Hospital, has served over 24,000 visits from both the local community and far away. For more information about RMHC of WNY, visit www.rmhcwny.org.

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