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August 2023 Newsletter

Hearts Food Pantry
Express Dedication - July 12, 2023

Hearts Food Pantry Express Vehicle

"We're considered the city of good neighbors and if you think about the work that Hearts is doing it's encouraging to see." - Dave NortonHearts held a dedication for our latest outreach program: The Hearts Food Pantry Express. This dedication showcased the bus and honored donors and supporters who made it all possible. This new program started on Monday, July 17th and is Hearts’ first program to reach those in need outside the city of Buffalo.

Nick Calandra (Hearts President) and Heidi Maher (United Healthcare) holding a plaque. Jed Walker (Sysco Syracuse) Dave NOrton (Meat & Seafood Group) and Nick Calandra (Hearts) holding a plaque.
3 photos of Hearts Express vehicle inside and out. Presentation with audience.
Thank you to our sponsors: Sysco, United Healthcare, National Fuel, The Chapel, Rotary club of Kenmore, Superior auto sales
We Need Your On Going Support. The Food Pantry Express runs 52 weeks/year. IT depends on fuel, fuel, and volunteers to serve. Please donate.
July 2023 stats, 1,588 clients served at Library
Two women praying. One with her hand on the others shoulder.

Hearts Harvest Food Pantry

4 People looking in the large freezer at the Harvest Food Pantry. July 2023 stats for Harvest Food Pantry

Families and individuals are able to shop for a variety of items thanks to our food recovery partnerships which was featured in our May newsletter.

In July, Hearts Harvest Food Pantry Served 12,888 Meals


The food pantry offers more than non-perishable goods like frozen meat, fresh produce and bread.

Hearts Mobile Food Pantry

Crowd of people outside the mobile food pantry getting food donations. July 2023 stats for Mobile Food Pantry

Every month Hearts is able to serve a variety of items like fresh produce and bread, along with toiletries and Bombas socks.

In July, Hearts Mobile Food Pantry Served 510 Individuals


Hearts Mobile Food Pantry is held the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Hearts Campus from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Hearts Food Pantry Express

People choosing items in the express vehicle.

Hearts Food Pantry Express brings a client-choice food pantry into communities in need that are facing food insecurity.

In July, Hearts Mobile Food Pantry Expresses Served 405 Meals


Hearts Food Pantry Express at Christ United Methodist Church serves Mondays 12:30pm – 4:30pm. Hearts Food Pantry Express at Buffalo First Church of the Nazarene serves Thursdays 11:00am – 3:00pm.

Niagara Sunshine Exchange Club

A man presenting a check to another man.

The Niagara Sunshine Exchange Club welcomed Hearts and presented us with a donation check for $1,000.

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