Hearts for the Homeless of Western New York, Inc. is a mobile soup kitchen that feeds the poor and homeless on the street, characterized by a profound spiritual motivation. The program offers nourishing food, as well as winter clothing, pertinent information regarding area services, companionship, and hope for the future.
Living in the back of a Ryder® truck was a reality for a time in the life of Founder, Ron Calandra. This experience drew him towards an unconventional path. From 1988 to 1990, as a missionary to Mexico, he raised awareness of the squalor there and initiated a program to bring relief efforts to Mexico’s poorest areas. After this work, Ron was inspired to return to Buffalo to serve his local community and founded Hearts for the Homeless® in 1990.
Today, Hearts for the Homeless® continues to serve the local community by feeding the poor and homeless and helping the community at large create better living environments through Hearts Ministry Center. As you walk through the ministry center, you will see remnants of collectible items reminding us of Hearts’ humble beginnings.
How You Can Help
Hearts for the Homeless® makes donating space
for a donation bin very easy.
Donate clothing at one of our 400+ bin locations. Donate brand new or gently-used clothing.
Organize a food drive for canned chicken and beef stew; or, sandwich cookies and sandwich bags.
Shop in our thrift store, there are many wonderful items!
Give Through Your Employer
Give through the United Way Donor Choice Program
at your place of employment.
Mail a Check
Send a tax-deductible check to:
Hearts for the Homeless®
PO Box 437
Buffalo NY 14223
In 2019, You Helped Us Reach 12,944+ Homeless and Poor People.
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