Hearts for the Homeless® held the grand opening of our new food pantry, Hearts Harvest Food Pantry & Café, located at 870 Tonawanda Street in Buffalo’s Riverside Neighborhood. The addition of this building will allow Hearts to increase our services to the community by creating a campus for Hearts.
The Hearts Harvest Food Pantry offers non-perishable goods and also makes fresh food available by partnering with FeedMore of WNY and local vendors. The Hearts Café will be a place that the community as a whole can enjoy while also offering discounted items to create an inclusive environment.
In addition to the pantry & café, Hearts has opened a can and bottle recycling center. Proceeds from the café and the redemption center will go back into the ministry to help serve more members of the community. Similar to the long-standing thrift store and clothing donation bin program, this new facility will allow Hearts to generate revenue while operating a much needed outreach program, Hearts Harvest Food Pantry, for the community.
“Hearts is forever grateful for all the stakeholders who have helped make this facility a reality. Riverside and the surrounding community will be impacted by this project for years to come.” said Nick Calandra, CEO and President at Hearts for the Homeless.
Media coverage prior to the grand opening:
– link to coverage in Bee Article
– link to coverage in Business First
– link to coverage in Riverrock Times