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Tonawanda Mayor goes door-to-door to hand out meals

Posted at 11:24 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 23:29:13-04

CITY OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Western New York is Buffalo Strong. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been acts of kindness that prove that everyday.

Three masked men were going door-to-door in the City of Tonawanda.

Normally, that's not a good thing.

Bu,t these masked men were two police officers and a mayor.

"There isn't a play book, not only to conduct your life during a pandemic, but also how to run a city. We're just trying to do our part to get through, the best we can and as safe as possible," said Mayor Rick Davis.

They're handing out meals to the most at risk from COVID-19, the elderly. Most receiving the meals are people who don't have anyone to go out and get them a hot meal from a restaurant.

The meals are from Berrafato's Catering. The benefactor is anonymous. A small group of volunteers meets up at Old Man River to distribute the meals. The plan is to hand these meals out once a week, over the next two weeks, then reassess.

"I believe this will be temporary. But how temporary? It depends on everybody doing their part," added Davis.