Lancaster, N.Y. (WKBW) - Whether it was donations of money or food, Mike Billoni with the Food Bank of Western New York said community members proved that Buffalo is truly the "City of Good Neighbors".
"We have over 2300 turkeys, we have over $18,600 and 20,000 pounds of food," Billoni said.
That is a record breaker for 97 Rocks' Operation: Rock out Hunger Campaign.
"It was great to partner with Channel 7 and we made a big goal to double what we did last year," DJ Jickster said.
Member of the community, local groups and some very special guest, including Former Buffalo Bills Quarterback Jim Kelly, made some very special donations. Organizers said it makes all the difference.
"This means so much around the holiday season so to everyone who gave turkeys and food, God Bless you," Kelly said.
DJ Jickster spent the past week in a truck trailer, collecting the food. Some members of the Channel 7 family, including Jason Gruenauer and Mike Randall, visited him to help bring in donations. Jickster said it shows how the community can come together for a good cause.
"We had an overflow truck here on Friday because of all the food we were getting. It's incredible the generosity of Western New Yorkers. I've been saying it all week but its incredible," DJ Jickster said.
"The response and generosity of Western New Yorkers, it brought tears to my eyes," Billoni said.
Now, hundreds of families who might have gone without this holiday are having a happy Thanksgiving turkey and all.