According to the American Community Survey, Buffalo is the third poorest large city in America.
This weekend at the 30 Hour Famine, participants will have a chance to make an impact in our own community. Through one of the activities, students will collect non-perishable food items, water, and blankets/coats. With the items collected, we will restock what is needed in the First Trinity Food Pantry. Saturday afternoon the participants will be going to the Food Bank of Western New York. Here we will donate the rest of the food collected, get a tour and hear more about hunger in WNY. The Food Bank of Western New York works with around 400 member agencies in four counties to distribute food to those in need. These 400 agencies serve over 96,000 people, 39% of whom are children and 11% of whom are seniors. Any blankets or coats we collect will be given to area agencies to hand out to people who need some extra warmth this winter.
Please continue to pray for the 30 Hour Famine this weekend. I also invite you to get involved in this fight against hunger in WNY. Here are some ideas of how to help:
- Bring non-perishable food to church (and give it to Bekah) between now and Saturday morning. What we don’t need at the First Trinity Food Pantry will be taken to the Food Bank of WNY.
- Every time you go grocery shopping, by one extra non-perishable food item and donate it to a Food Pantry like the one we have at First Trinity.
- Get connected by volunteering your time serving at places like the the Food Bank of WNY , Friends of Night People, or other food related agencies in the area. A group from First Trinity goes every other month to serve at Friends of Night people. Click here (and scroll down the page a little) to get connected with that group.