Hearts Food Pantry Express
Hearts Food Pantry Express | Coming Fall of 2022!
We are excited to introduce to you and ask for your partnership as we work towards a brand new launch: Hearts Food Pantry Express!
Over the last three decades, Hearts has, and continues, to serve primarily in the City of Buffalo. This program will present 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.
The Food Pantry Express will require a new asset, the bus itself, but we are utilizing the existing infrastructure. This infrastructure includes storage space, walk-in freezers and refrigerators for back stock of food to support the existing work of Hearts and this new program. Made possible by decades of support, we are able to launch new programs and expand our reach to more people in different neighborhoods outside of the City of Buffalo.
How It Works
Hearts Food Pantry Express brings a client-choice food pantry into communities in need that we have identified with our partners including FeedMore WNY. These areas are facing consistent gaps in service because either food pantries do not exist or those in need can not reach them from a lack of transportation. One major benefit of this project is that when needs shift or change, we can adjust where we provide our mobile services. We also have the vehicle to use in the event of emergencies. The Food Pantry Express can temporarily support existing local food pantries during times of crisis to prevent significant gaps in reliable service.
Food insecurity exists in neighborhoods around our region including Kenmore and the Cleveland-Hill area. These residents are often required to travel to other communities to find resources which causes added burdens to their situation. Hearts is dedicating the Food Pantry Express to not only help physically nourish the members of these communities but also feed people spiritually. We believe it is a great privilege and honor to meet new faces and form relationships with our neighbors outside of the city of Buffalo.
- Conversations with our partners to identify the need (complete)
- Identify project plan, scope with associated budget (complete)
Hearts is incredibly thankful to have Sysco as our diamond sponsor for the Food Pantry Express! Sysco's mission is to connect the world to share food and care for one another. That is evident by their generous donation of $30,000 to help reach those with food insecurities in the region.
UnitedHealthcare has generously become the platinum sponsor for Hearts Food Pantry Express in the amount of $15,000!
One out of two gold sponsorships has been filled by a generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous!
Contact us to become a gold sponsor!
Contact us to become a silver sponsor!
Thank you Chloe and Camryn Goldsmith for your bronze sponsorship!
Contact us to become a bronze sponsor!
FeedMore WNY continues to be a invaluable partner to make Hearts Food Pantry Express a program that will be able to reach the people in need in specific areas where there is a gap in resources. We are grateful for their support on this project and of the work of the organization as a whole!
Hearts Food Pantry Express was featured on The Breakfast Blend with Zach Boron on WDCX Radio! Click here to listen to the segment between Zach and Heart's CEO Nick Calandra. Thank you to WDCX for their continued support of Hearts!