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Where We’re Located

Address: 722 Terrace Blvd P.O. Box 483 Depew , NY 14043 Tel: (716) 949-0498 Email: cipabur@tri-communityfood.org


Hours of Operation Tuesday: Noon to 4pm Thursday: 6pm to 8pm Saturday:  9am to Noon

Mobile Food Pantry – Second Saturday of each Month (Jan – Oct)

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:

  • Food Distribution – During the hours we are open assisting in the distribution of food to our clients.
  • Food Pick Up – We pick up donated food from several merchants on a regular basis
  • Special Events – We have several fundraising and food drive events throughout the year

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:

  • Letter carriers will drop off food at the pantry
  • Volunteers will drive along postal routes and collect food
  • At the end of the day, volunteers will pick up any remaining food left at the postal facility

We have several jobs that we need filled that require little or no prior volunteering experience:

  • Drivers, using their personal vehicles, to travel postal routes and pick up food
  • Runners to ride along with drivers to go to each house and retrieve food
  • Sorters at the pantry to unpack, organize, shelve and package food

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.

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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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A great day for a food drive. Thanks to the letter carriers and the volunteers who came and helped sort the tons of food we got donated. A successful day. Everything got taken care of today – pantry was open 9 to noon had 32 households with 76 individuals represent – mobile foo’d truck gave out apples, cabbage, kidney beans, potatoes, cereal to over 80 families – 22 volunteers for food drive.

THANKS TO EVERYONE!!!!!
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Businesses that support our pantry through their services and/or donations

Costanzo

Tops

DeliShoppe

Target

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