The Buffalo Peacemakers, a group known for helping at-risk youth in our area, is going a step above this month to support Black businesses while helping those most vulnerable during the pandemic.

NEWS 4 (WIVB-TV) reports the group is purchasing meals from Black-owned restaurants and delivering them to local senior citizen complexes around the Buffalo area.

“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,” said Pastor James Giles.

Every Saturday, the Peacemakers will deliver meals from different restaurants, giving them a much-needed boost in business. This past week they choose Khari’s Cafe and delivered food to Walden Heights.

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The group expects to deliver roughly 30 plus dinners until the end of April thanks to an $82,000 grant they received from the Mother Cabrini Foundation.

They are also teaming up with the African American Heritage Co-Op to distribute food for needy families and distributing PPE free of charge. For more information on these programs, you can contact Pastor James Giles at 716-609-2898 or Murray Homeland at 716-597-2858.

The Buffalo Peacemakers Facebook page describes the group's efforts as providing assistance in the lives of gang-involved or at-risk youth.

The staff of the program is drawn from six existing peace-making groups that have evolved in response to community needs.

These groups - Back to Basics, The Buffalo United Front, F.A.T.H.E.R.S., MAD DADS, No More Tears, and the Stop the Violence Coalition - have their own history and their own unique way of participating in the efforts to stop youth violence.


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