Do You Need Food?
To Find Out How We Can Help You
Next Distribution 2nd Saturday
MAY 12, 2018
Distribution starting at 11:00 AM
Registration Required – Registration begins at 10 AM
Sponsored by Tri-Community Food Pantry & Food Bank of WNY
WHERE: DEPEW SENIOR CENTER
85 MANITOU St. corner GOULD Ave. DEPEW NY
Free to all residents of Depew and Lancaster
Please bring proof of residency & coolers, bags or boxes
Volunteering at the pantry
There are many opportunities to volunteer at the pantry. Some of the opportunities include:
Click here to to learn how you can become a volunteer in the pantry.
Each year, on the second Saturday in May, the Depew and Lancaster postal branches participate in the Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. On that day, residents are asked to leave a donation of non-perishable food on their doorstep. Letter carriers will then pick up that food when they deliver mail. For several years, the food pantries in Depew and Lancaster, Tri-Community, Trinity and St. Martha’s, have been the recipients of the food collected on that day.
This year, the food drive will take place on Saturday, May 12th. We are organizing an event at the pantry on that day and we need your help.
We will be receiving food at the pantry via several means:
We have several jobs that we need filled that require little or no prior volunteering experience:
The event will go from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Since this event will be an all day event, we will be splitting volunteer time into shifts of varying times. You are welcomed to participate for one or more shifts.
For currently registered volunteers, sign up sheets for each position and shift have been posted online to the Volunteer Portal. If you would like to volunteer for this event and you are not currently registered as a volunteer, click here to register.
Last year, our pantry received several thousand items which needed to be processed. We expect to receive the same amount of food this year. The more volunteers we have participating, the easier and more fun the day will be.
Qualified clients can visit our location twice per month to obtain supplemental food for their households. Last year we were able to service over 350 households per month with over 60,000 lbs of food.
As we move forward, our goal is to expand our services to further assist our clients not only with food, but with other needed services as they become available.
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Tri-Community Food Pantry, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization with a goal of alleviating hunger and poverty by providing food and services to people in need. We are a private non-profit organization and are not a part of county government. We work to educate the public about the nature of hunger and poverty. We recognize the need for emergency and supplemental food programs and of other non-profit organizations that meet the critical needs of low income families. We strive to provide our services with compassion and respect for the dignity of our clients.