SERVICES

 

Food Pantries


Catholic Charities maintains 9 pantry and outreach centers in Western New York. We have 7 pantries in Erie County (Central, East and South Buffalo, Getzville and Lackawanna) and one each, in Allegany County in Wellsville, and in Cattaraugus County in Franklinville.  

Each has emergency food pantries and offers information and referrals. Trained volunteers minister to those in need through these centers.

Eligibility Information

Below is a list of information needed to determine eligibility for assistance. Before your first visit, you also may want to call the pantry you plan to visit.

Initially you will need to bring the following:

  •   Picture Identification (ex: Driver's License, Non-Driver's License)
  •   Proof of number of people in the household
  •   Proof of residency (utility bill, landlord statement, lease)
  •   Proof of income (DSS Client ID Cards, Pay Check Stub, Medicaid,
        SNAP/Food Stamp Benefit Cards, Pension or Retirement Statement,
        Unemployment Insurance Paperwork, WIC Cards, Social Security
        Cards)

After your first visit, you must bring:

  •   Picture ID
  •   Proof of Current Residence
  •   Proof of Income
  •   4x6 Pantry Distribution Card

Pantry Hours

Bishop Edward U. Kmiec Food Pantry
Open:  Monday and Thursday
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 
Franklinville Food Pantry
Open:  Tuesday and Friday
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 
Fulton-St. Brigid Food Pantry
Open:  Tuesday and Wednesday
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 
Joyce Family Food Pantry
Open:  Monday, Thursday and Friday
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 
Kenmore Food Pantry
Open:  Mondays
Hours:  9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 
Lovejoy Food Pantry
Open:  Wednesday and Friday
Hours:  9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 
Rich Street Food Pantry
Please call 218-1400 for upcoming dates and hours.
 
Russell J. Salvatore Food Pantry
Open:  Monday and Friday
Hours:  9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 
Town Square Food Pantry
Open:  Tuesday and Friday
Hours:  9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 

 

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