Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

Food Bank of Western New York, Inc.

  • Buffalo, NY
  • www.foodbankwny.org

Mission Statement

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.

Main Programs

  1. Food Express Program
  2. BackPack Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

Generous contributions of Food Products, Funds, and Volunteer Services support the many programs of the Food Bank of WNY Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie & Niagara counties benefiting 330 Feeding and Education Programs including Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens and Shelters, After-School Programs, Senior Citizen Centers, and other Social Service Centers. Almost 15 million pounds of food and grocery items were distributed. Western New Yorkers in need come from a variety of backgrounds: Individuals (over 105,000 monthly) and Families (over 39,000 households monthly) may be your neighbors, co-workers, friends, family.

ruling year

1983

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mrs. Marylou Borowiak

Keywords

Self-reported

Hunger relief, nutrition education

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Also Known As

Food Bank of WNY

EIN

22-2470820

 Number

1243404316

Physical Address

91 Holt St

Buffalo, 14206

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Nutrition Programs (K40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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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.

Programs

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Program 1

Food Express Program

The
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.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$297,400.00

Program 2

BackPack Program

The BackPack Program assists students who rely on free and/or reduced price school meals with nutritious food each weekend throughout the school year. The program provides these students with weekly backpacks filled with easily prepared, kid-friendly foods. Nearly 1,000 children in 16 schools participated in this program throughout the 2013 - 2014 school year.

Category

Children & Youth (0-19 years)

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

None

Budget

$250,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

Generous contributions of Food Products, Funds, and Volunteer Services support the many programs of the Food Bank of WNY Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie & Niagara counties benefiting 330 Feeding and Education Programs including Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens and Shelters, After-School Programs, Senior Citizen Centers, and other Social Service Centers. Almost 15 million pounds of food and grocery items were distributed. Western New Yorkers in need come from a variety of backgrounds: Individuals (over 105,000 monthly) and Families (over 39,000 households monthly) may be your neighbors, co-workers, friends, family.

Funding Needs

The Food Bank is in continual need for public assistance in order to cover the cost of receiving, sorting, storing and re-distributing donated  food and grocery items.  In addition, we look for funds to purchase highly nutritious food items no long being donated.  Funds can be restricted to cover the cost of our Food Express Program, Kids in the Kitchen, acquisition of equipment, etc.

Affiliations + Memberships

Feeding America

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Financials

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FOOD BANK OF WESTERN NEW YORK INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Food Bank of Western New York, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Marylou Borowiak

BIO

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.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"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."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Tom J Berical

McMahon & Mann Consulting Engineers

Term: July 2013 - June 2014

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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