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The United States is one of the richest countries in the world, yet on average 1 in 8 Americans will go to bed hungry tonight. In the state of New York, 1 in 6 children are affected by hunger. Food insecurity is the inconsistent access to nutritious food for a healthy life. Although poverty and…

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The affordable housing crisis, a combination of rising rents and unsustainable housing costs is wreaking havoc on families across America. In New York, the cost of housing is continuously increasing, forcing many residents into homelessness. With affordable housing becoming increasingly scarce, the homeless population in Western New York is growing rapidly. The homelessness statistics in…

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If you’re new to thrift shopping, or simply haven’t been often, it can be a daunting experience. Shop with confidence at your local thrift shop with these helpful tips. Find special deals Thrift stores are known for discounted, gently-used clothing. However, many thrift stores offer specials and bargains on top of their already low prices.…

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Everything we do for the community is inspired by years of dedication and knowing how big a difference basic needs can mean for someone who needs a hand. Being homeless isn’t easy for anyone, regardless of where they’re from or how they got there. Often times these individuals become forgotten, broken members of society who…

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  If you’ve ever been through the village of Williamsville over the last 20 years or so, you may have seen Larry Bierl. Larry had noticeably long, unforgettable dreadlocks. He typically donned a specific camo/army green signature style. Anyone from the village of Williamsville who’d spent time around the Walker Center near the I-90 can…

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Helping the public understand what we do and why we do it is one of many goals of our organization. The more people who understand our process, the more help we can receive, and the more work we can all do together for those in need. It’s important to educate the public on how our…

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