The days are continuing to add up with this goverment shut down and the worst part is that the government  seems to not have a plan in place to handle the issue and open up the government. This means people  will continue to miss paychecks and now those weeks and getting deeper and money is getting scare just to buy those necessity like food. Thank gosh for the  Food Bank of Western New York because they are helping our in a major way to  is doing it's part to make sure furloughed employees have food on their table.

The organization has plans for five food distribution centers for those in need across four counties:

  • The Salvation Army Jamestown, 83 S. Main St., Jamestown, 14701 (Chautauqua County) – Wednesday, January 23, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • The Salvation Army Lockport, 50 Cottage St., Lockport, 14094 (Niagara County)  – Thursday, January 24, 2019, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • The Salvation Army Tonawanda, 46 Broad St., Tonawanda, 14150 (Erie County)  – Thursday, January 24, 2019, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Eden-North Collins Food Pantry, 2059 Franklin St., North Collins, 14111 (Erie County)  – Friday, January 25, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Olean Food Pantry, 8 Leo Moss Drive, Olean, 14760 (Cattaraugus County)  – Tuesday, January 29, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Food Bank says it will add more dates and locations if the shutdown continues into.

At these locations you can  pickup food items ranging from fruits and vegetables to proteins and dairy products, all according to the food bank.


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