FeedMore WNY Foundation is hosting its annual fundraiser virtually, this Wednesday.

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“Sweet Expectations at Home,” co-presented by James Desiderio Inc. and Wegmans, will be held this Wednesday (May 20), from 6 pm to 7 pm. The virtual event will help raise money to support the increased need of food resources for folks in WNY. You can participate in an online auction. The event will also feature live raffles, live entertainment from AcoustifieDuo and more.  You can begin bidding on auction items today (May 18).

More: Here are the Food Assistance Resources from FeedMore WNY

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, FeedMore WNY provided food assistance to 135,000 each year. Since the pandemic FeedMore WNY has provided 2.8 million pounds in food, which is an increase of 42% compared to this time last year. FeedMore WNY’s home-delivered meal service has added 1,600 people in the past couple of months, according to a press release emailed to me. You can make donations or get food resource info on FeedMore WNY's website.

“FeedMore WNY will always do everything in our power to provide nutritious food to those in need. This pandemic is a once-in-a-generation crisis that has wrought devastation for so many of our community members. Even after the immediate threat of the virus subsides, we know that so many of our neighbors will be suffering from food insecurity and financial hardship for a long time to come.” ~Tara A. Ellis, president and CEO of FeedMore WNY via a press release