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Volunteers urgently needed for FeedMore WNY's Meals on Wheels program

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Mon, Oct 12th 2020 03:00 pm

As FeedMore WNY continues to respond to the increased need for food assistance in WNY as a result of the pandemic, it is in urgent need of volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound neighbors through its Meals on Wheels program. FeedMore WNY’s Meals on Wheels program provides nutritious meals to homebound older community members and people living with disabilities who are unable to shop for and prepare food.

Home-delivered meal volunteers are needed throughout Niagara and Erie counties. FeedMore WNY Meals on Wheels distribution sites in Niagara County include:

•Anthony Spallino Towers site – Volunteers pick up meals at Anthony Spallino Towers, 720 10th St., Niagara Falls. Meals for delivery arrive between 10:45 and 11 a.m.

•Lockport Presbyterian Home site – Volunteers pick up meals at the Lockport Presbyterian Home, 305 High St., Lockport. Meals for delivery arrive between 10:45 and 11 a.m.

•St. John the Baptist Church site – Volunteers pick up meals at 44 McCollum St., Lockport, (across the street from the church). Meals for delivery arrive between 10:55 and 11:10 a.m.

•Wheatfield site – Volunteers pick up meals at the Town of Wheatfield Community and Senior Center, 2800 Church Road. Meals for delivery arrive between 11:25 and 11:40 a.m.

•Lewiston site – Volunteers pick up meals at the Lewiston Senior Center, 4361 Lower River Road. Meals for delivery arrive between 11:15 and 11:30 a.m.

Delivery takes approximately one hour to complete. Volunteer opportunities are available weekdays; volunteers choose how frequently they would like to volunteer.

FeedMore WNY has added more than 2,200 home-delivered meal clients to its Meals on Wheels program as a result of the pandemic. In order to help ensure the safety of its clients and volunteers, FeedMore WNY has implemented new policies and procedures during the meal delivery process, including mask wearing and social distancing.

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of FeedMore WNY’s Meals on Wheels program. We would not be able to provide nutritious food and friendship to our hungry, homebound neighbors without our dedicated network of volunteers,” said Tara A. Ellis, FeedMore WNY president and CEO. “With the increased need for food assistance in the community due to the COVID-19 health crisis, we need volunteers now more than ever. So many of our home-delivered meal volunteers say that they get more out of delivering meals than they give. By sharing an hour of your time, you can truly save a life.”

To learn more and sign up as a volunteer in the City of Buffalo or through any of FeedMore WNY’s Meals on Wheels sites, visit www.feedmorewny.org/volunteer or contact FeedMore WNY Volunteer Manager Kyle Dillman at 716-822-2005 ext. 3077 or at [email protected].

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 home-delivered meal program 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.feedmorewny.org.

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