Thanks to a new grant, a Buffalo community group is doing its part to ensure that members of our community who are most at-risk of hunger have enough food to eat.

According to a report by Kelly Khatib with WIVB, the Buffalo Peacemakers have been purchasing meals from restaurants in and around Buffalo and delivering that food to senior citizen centers and senior apartment complexes across Buffalo. The group plans to prioritize obtaining these meals from black-owned establishments.

This new initiative comes right on time considering that we just wrapped up Black Restaurant Week here in Buffalo.

The Buffalo Peacemakers intend to make deliveries every Saturday through the end of the month of April. Each of those deliveries will include at least 30 meals.

We’re delivering hot meals to our beloved seniors. They love the food from local African- American restaurants, but we love the company even more.
-Pastor James Giles, Buffalo Peacemakers

The Buffalo Peacemakers are able to accomplish this task due to a grant they received from the Mother Cabrini Foundation which is headquartered in New York City. The grant, which is worth more than $80,000, will go a long way to help the elderly.

The community group has also teamed up with African Heritage Food Co-Op and Blegacy Farms to ensure that fresh fruit and vegetables, along with some much-needed PPE supplies, are available to low-income families in Buffalo for free.

For more information about the Buffalo Peacemakers and their programs, you can visit thier Facebook page here.

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