Eligibility

If you are not currently one of our clients and you need food, we can provide it to you. Please visit our pantry during the hours we are open and bring with you the information outlined under CLIENT ELIGIBILITY below. If you have an urgent / emergency need for food, please call us at (716) 949-0498 and we will return your call as soon as possible.

We provide food to our clients based on guidelines provided by the New York State Department of Health Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that more than two million New Yorkers, 12% of the population, do not always have enough money to meet their basic nutritional needs.

Almost 35% of New York’s residents have incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and may be eligible for federal food assistance programs such as Food Stamps. But these programs do not adjust for New York State’s higher costs for housing, utilities and food. HPNAP helps to fill this gap.

Our pantry provides our clients enough food for three meals for three days every two weeks. Click here to see the variety of food that we provide.

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GUIDELINES 2017 – 2018

The following are the subject guidelines for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The amounts were obtained by multiplying the 2017 Federal income poverty guidelines by 1.85. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Household Size Yearly Gross Income Monthly Gross Income Weekly Gross Income
1 $22,311 $1,859 $429
2 $30,044 $2,504 $577
3 $37,777 $3,148 $726
4 $45,510 $3,793 $875
5 $53,243 $4,437 $1,024
6 $60,976 $5,081 $1,173
7 $68,709 $5,726 $1,321
8 $76,422 $6,370 $1,470
For each additional family member  

+ $7,733

 

+ $644

 

+ $149

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