BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — When everyone is running to the store to stock up on supplies for their family, one food pantry is making sure families in need get enough groceries to put food on the table.
The Resurrection Life Food Pantry is one of the largest food pantries in Western New York, with more than 1,000 families relying on them for food each month.
While the pantry plans to continue to provide the community with food, it is just changing procedures a little bit.
By implementing a drive-thru system, volunteers are gloving up and loading cars with pre-packaged bags of food based on family size.
It is especially helpful for families with children and senior citizens.
"Our client population of our food pantry is over 50 percent seniors, and so they are certainly an at-risk population," said Greg Glovins, Resurrection Life Administrator. "And so, them maybe not being able to get out into the vast public and to have the exposure with other people certainly hinders them from getting that food."
Resurrection Food Pantry has teamed up with FeedMore of WNY, Walmart, Latino Food Services, U.S. Food Services, and the Goodness Project to keep the supply going.
This food distribution drive-thru will happen every third Tuesday of each month, and you must be registered to qualify. Resurrection Life primarily serves people living within the 14225 and 14227 area zip codes.