BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — During the previous government shutdown that lasted 34 days, the Food Bank of WNY distributed 50 thousand pounds of food to those effected by the shutdown.
That shutdown gave the Food Bank of WNY a way to see how much they could need, as the potential for another one looms.
"We're going to see an increased need in our community and we want to ensure all of our individuals know that we are willing and able to help" Catherine Shick, Food Bank of WNY Public and Community Relations Manager said.
According to Shick, preparations have already begun in case another shutdown happens in the next few weeks.
"We actually are holding additional meetings this week and finalizing our plans to hold additional distributions if necessary" Shick said.
For anyone who may be in need of donated food, or would like to donate, you can visit the Food Bank of WNY at their website, call them at (716) 832-1305, or stop at their office at 91 Holt St, Buffalo, NY 14206.