As we soon end the first month of the year one of my fav months is rolling in next and it's the month of February, Black History Month. As many local organizations are gearing up for this month I am happy to see that the Buffalo Bills and Sabres are kicking off the month with a dope initiative.

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 The Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres announced their  Better Together, a One Buffalo fundraising initiative to benefit organizations that are fighting food insecurity in Black and African American communities.

According to through Better Together, the Buffalo Bills Foundation and Buffalo Sabres Foundation have partnered to raise funds for five local organizations that are working to ensure families have access to healthy, nutritious food in Black and African American communities.

Below are the 5 organizations that the Buffalo Bills an Sabres will be working with to execute such initiative.

  • African Heritage Food Co-op
  • Buffalo Center for Health Equity
  • Buffalo Freedom Gardens
  • Buffalo Go Green
  • Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH)
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The Bills and Sabres Foundations will be making donations totaling $120,000 to these organizations throughout the first week of February and are asking the community to participate. Fans are invited to donate at from Jan. 31 to Feb. 4. Better Together is also being supported by Perry's Ice Cream, which will match the first $20,000 in online donations from funds that were accrued through the sale of their "Let's Dough Buffalo" ice cream.

"Food insecurity is a serious problem in our community, and we are joining together to help fight it, specifically for our Black and African American neighbors," said event organizers Michelle Roberts (Bills Foundation) and Rich Jureller (Sabres Foundation). "We encourage our fans to be Better Together, and join us in supporting these incredible organizations."

"Perry's Ice Cream is proud to partner with both the Sabres and Bills Foundations on this unique fundraising campaign kicking off Black History Month. These five Buffalo centric organizations are doing amazing work in our community fighting food insecurity and Perry's is honored to support their important cause," said Gayle Perry Denning, VP Strategic Branding & Corporate Sustainability.

One of my favorite parts is that the Buffalo Bills and Sabres are also calling on the community to assist in a special way. All members of the community are invited to join Better Together and make an online donation at The initiative runs from Monday, Jan. 31 through Friday, Feb. 4. Every donor will receive a Better Together pin designed by local Black artist Edreys Wajed. Anyone who donates $35 or more will receive a tote along with the pin.

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