WNY (WKBW) - The Buffalo Sabres Foundation and Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association have partnered with Lutheran Charities of Western New York to provide 40,000 meals for hungry kids and families in the Western New York area, as well as storm-ravaged areas around New York City and New Jersey.
Beginning at 9:30 Friday morning at First Niagara Center, over 150 volunteers will package 40,000 meals for immediate delivery.
Officials said 35,000 of the meals will be delivered to food pantries and homes across WNY and 5,000 meals will be driven to the New York City/New Jersey area to help stock food pantries and mobile soup kitchens assisting in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
The meals that are being packaged are part of an initiative to package 100,000 nutritious meals in WNY in the 2012-13 school year.
Matthew Martin, director of Outreach Inc.'s Kid's Meal Packaging Program, is responsible for bringing all the materials and food supplies to the sites throughout the community.
He will complete packaging his group's one millionth meal to feed hungry kids as part of the Friday gathering.