Monthly Archives for September 2015

Tri-Community Selected to Participate in Baby Needs Program


The Tri-Community Food Pantry has been selected to participate in the Baby Needs Program administered by the Food Bank of Western New York. This program assists families facing emergencies and/or waiting for W.I.C. benefits in accessing essential baby care items.

There are fewer than 50 agencies that benefit from this program. Tri-Community has been chosen to participate because of its location and the number of infants that it serves. Due to the limited number of participating agencies, clients from outside our normal service area may be referred to our pantry for baby items.

As a Baby Needs Program participant, we are able to order through the Food Bank of Western New York from a limited supply of infant products such as fomula and diapers at no cost to our agency. Since this program is grant funded, there will be a fluctuation in the availability of these items. Because baby products are seldom donated, the Food Bank greatly appreciates assistance with this program. For more information about the program please contact Stephanie Lawson, [email protected].

Fall Fundraiser


There will be a fundraising event to benefit the pantry on Saturday, October 17th from 6:30 to 9:30 at the Lancaster Elks Lodge, 33 Legion Parkway. The fundraiser is being run by supporters of the pantry and all proceeds will go to the pantry.

Official Announcement:

Chinese auction to benefit the Tri-Community Food Pantry. Tickets to attend the event will be $10.00. Ticket price includes entertainment (6:30 to 7:30), pizza, pop, snacks, and one sheet Chinese auction tickets. Drawings start at 7:30 p.m., must be present to win. There will also be a Cash bar, 50/50 Split.

There will be the following opportunities to volunteer:

  • Sell tickets at door
  • 50 / 50 ticket sellers
  • Distribute baskets to winners
  • Set up
  • Clean up

If you would like to volunteer for the event or have any questions regarding the event, you can contact Sandy Pieczynski at 308-7352. If you do volunteer, please sign up on the Volunteer Portal under the Fall Fundraiser event.