Buffalo Peacemakers Supporting Black Businesses
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.
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.