Basic Organization Information
Food Bank of Western New York, Inc.
- Also Known As:
Food Bank of WNY
- Physical Address:
- Web URL:
- NTEE Category:
K Agriculture, Food, Nutrition
K31 Food Banks, Food Pantries
K Agriculture, Food, Nutrition
K40 Nutrition Programs
- Year Founded:
- Ruling Year:
- How This Organization Is Funded:
General Contributions - $14,135,919
Fundraising and Special Events - $162,702
In-Kind Contributions - $10,907,965
The Food Bank of Western New York's Mission is to "...obtain nutritious food and support from public and private sources and efficiently distribute these resources to the hungry in Western New York through our Member Agencies."
Mrs. Marylou Borowiak
The new President & CEO of the Food Bank was elected April 22, 2009. A diligent volunteer at the Food Bank for thirteen years, she served on the Board and was the Chairperson from 2004 to 2006. She acted as the Interim President & CEO from June, 2008 to April, 2009. She also has served on the Board of Directors for the University of Buffalo's School of Management Alumni Association, SABA, Distributive Education Clubs of America, Erie County United Way, American Cancer Society, Meals on Wheels, Home Space and numerous other local organizations.
The new President and CEO’s message
to everyone is simple and welcoming, “My door is open to all." I'm eager to listen, to meet and
work with all Food Bank associates, agencies, donors and interested parties. I
am ready to increase awareness of our role in WNY by making personal visits to
our agencies and donors, seeking their perspective on how we can best fulfill
our mission and meet the needs of our community.
Board of Directors
Highest Paid Employees & Their Compensation
Food Express Program
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
- Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
mission of the Food Express Program is to supply the less fortunate of Western
New York with fresh produce and dairy products donated to the Food Bank. The two-fold purpose is to
help insure that those in need are eating a healthy diet and is also a way to distribute close-dated perishable product while while still safe to consume.
Program Long-Term Success:
Since October of 2000 this program has delivered over 9,381,300 pounds of fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy products to approximately 6,500 people
Program Short-Term Success:
During the 12 months of 2008 this program distributed 1,239,268 pounds of fresh fruits, vegetables and diary product to approximately 6,500 people .
Program Success Monitored by:
Program success is monitored by internal reports which document the pounds of perishable product distributed and agency program reports documenting the number of individuals who benefited from this food. We also report and have seen a decrease in the amount of donated perishable product that is disposed of.
Program Success Examples:
The program has delivered over 9,381,300 pounds of fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy products to approximately 6,500 people . If the direct delivery system of these perishable products did not exist mostly likely 50% - 60% would have been dumped.
Impact Summary from the Nonprofit
Our Vision statement is to respectfully provide food, training and hunger advocacy for our member agencies and their clients, empowering them to make healthy lifestyle choices.