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Mobile food pantries to be hosted in Buffalo for those in need

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Posted at 11:26 AM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 11:26:42-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Two mobile food pantries will be hosted in Buffalo during the month of May to help bring resources to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pantries are the result of a partnership between Senator Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo), NAACP Buffalo Chapter and FeedMore WNY.

The first mobile food pantry will be on May 6 at Mount Olive Baptist Church at 701 E. Delavan Avenue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The second mobile food pantry will be on May 27 near the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens at 2655 South Park Ave. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Both pantries are free and open to the public, participants will be able to pick up food through both contactless drive-thru and walk-up systems.

Organizers say those who are going to attend the pantry at Mount Olive Baptist Church must enter at the Sheridan Ave. entrance (Mt. Olive Way). Those who are going to attend the pantry at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens must enter via the Main Entrance at the traffic light on South Park Ave.

"Through these two mobile food pantries, we’re hoping to bring these resources directly to the communities where they’re needed most," said Kennedy. "We encourage those who may be struggling during this time to attend these events, and we thank the NAACP Buffalo Branch, FeedMore WNY, Mount Olive Baptist Church, and the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens for partnering with us on these important initiatives. Remember: we’re all in this together.”