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WKBW Channel 7 Food Pantry Express Coverage

Hearts’ CEO & President, Nick Calandra, spoke with Krizia Williams from WKBW Channel 7 News about our newest outreach program, Hearts Food Pantry Express. This program presents a new and unique opportunity for Hearts to travel beyond the borders of the city limits and provide food to different communities within Western New York. Hearts Food…

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KLOVE Radio Interview

  Hearts’ CEO & President, Nicholas Calandra, spoke with Peter Kaye from KLOVE radio station for their segment, LOCAL Closer Look: Hearts for the Homeless – Buffalo.  They discussed the faces of homelessness and who is at risk for homelessness. The answer: everyone. The faces of homeless people are our brothers and sisters, children, and…

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Hearts Featured in The Ken-Ton Bee & The Cheektowaga Bee Newspapers

Last month, Hearts was featured in both The Ken-Ton Bee Newspaper and The Cheektowaga Bee Newspaper in an article titled, “Hearts For The Homeless Continues To Nourish WNY”. Since 1990, Hearts has been operating the Mobile Soup Kitchen which takes place downtown at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library five nights a week. The…

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Hearts Featured in Medaille Magazine, Winter 2023 Edition

Hearts for the Homeless® President and CEO, Nick Calandra, was recently featured in the Medaille Magazine, Winter 2023 edition. Nick graduated from Medaille University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2011. The article titled “A Heart For The Community”, talks about his personal growth through college and the path he has forged for…

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The Rotary Club of Kenmore Helps Hearts Continue Mission

Since 1924, The Rotary Club of Kenmore has been serving the community with great pride as their motto is Service Above Self. They seek to improve the communities we live in. The club, along with their Kenmore Rotary Foundation, has generously supported organizations throughout the community year after year. In December of 2022, Hearts for…

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Kathleen Chiavetta Chooses Hearts To Receive Grant

Four people holding up a big check for $1,000

In the fall of 2022, Buffalo Business First held their 16th annual Women of Influence awards. The awards, sponsored by BestSelf Behavioral Health and Lake Shore Savings Bank, took place on September 15th. “The awards recognize the business acumen and community spirit of these women.”, Business First Publisher John Tebeau said. As a Women of…

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The Impact of Food Banks During the Holidays

Food banks play a crucial role in addressing food insecurity, particularly during the holiday season. The holidays are a time when many people are struggling to make ends meet and may not have the resources to put food on the table. As the holidays approach, families, seniors and those already struggling to make ends meet…

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National Fuel Gas Company Foundation Grant Recipient

In November of 2022, on Giving Tuesday, Hearts for the Homeless ® was one of four recipients within New York State to receive a grant from National Fuel Gas Company Foundation. We are honored for their support and generosity. “Our recent grant recipients comprise organizations that focus on food insecurity, homelessness and human services, provide…

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Featured Article with Kingdom Come

  Hearts for the Homeless® was recently featured in an article with Kingdom Come titled “The Gospel Wrapped in A Sandwich”. Hearts’ CEO and President, Nick Calandra, sat down with Amy Tartick and the two discussed Nick’s journey, the remarkable work of the ministry and how Hearts is continuously helping those in the community.  Nick…

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Winter Hygiene Dangers for the Homeless

Most of us associate winter with holidays, family gatherings, and gift-giving. People experiencing homelessness, however, face a brutal winter. As a result of the cold weather, people who are experiencing homelessness are impacted more than most by seasonal changes. From rain disrupting sleeping spaces to holiday hours closing public spaces, it can be more difficult…

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