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Food Bank of WNY and Meals on Wheels merging to serve more people

Posted: 12:27 PM, Feb 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-28 17:27:30Z

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Food Bank of WNY and Meals on Wheels for Western New York are now one organization, called FeedMore WNY.

The move has to be approved by the New York State Attorney General, but both companies are now working under a joint services agreement. This means both non-profits will continue to provide the services they do now, but they're hoping to expand services by at least 10 percent in their first three years. This includes expansion of a program to feed children during summer months and helping seniors have food outside of their Meals on Wheels deliveries.

FeedMore WNY has retained all employees from both organizations and plans to add more jobs as the company grows. "This creates a lot of opportunities we didn't have before. Our employees will have the chance to learn more and grow into positions they wouldn't have had the chance to before," says Tara Ellis, president and CEO of FeedMore WNY.

“After decades of collaboration, coming together was not only a natural evolution, but the best answer to how we could make an even greater impact and touch even more lives.” The Food Bank of WNY and Meals on Wheels serve thousands of people across eight counties.