By Ellie Coatar, News 4 Producer Published: January 11, 2015, 6:53

The Tri-Community Food Pantry is continuing its service to Western New York in a new location. It serves more than 500 people in Depew, Lancaster and Cheektowaga. The pantry unveiled its new home to the public on Sunday afternoon.

This summer, the Village of Depew decided to sell the food pantry’s old building. Workers and volunteers were worried they would have to close it down.

But, the Vine Wesleyan Church at 425 Penora St. remodeled part of its building so the food pantry could move in. The Tri-Community Food Pantry is now open on

Tuesdays from noon – 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – noon.

Prospective clients have to bring identification of everyone in their household, proof of income and address. The pantry serves people living in the 14043 zip code east of Transit Road and south of Broadway.

If you would like to donate to the pantry, food may be dropped off during open hours. Monetary donations may dropped off at the pantry or sent to The Tri-Community Food Pantry, P.O. Box 483, Depew, NY.

The pantry also accepts in-season clean clothes, personal toiletry items, toys, books and small household items.

For more information on the Tri-Community Food Pantry’s services, contact Tri-Community at 716-289-1370 or email: [email protected]