CATHOLIC CENTRAL FOOD PANTRY
The Catholic Central Food Pantry has been in continuous operation on the east side of Buffalo since 1991. In August, 2013, the Pantry relocated from Bailey Avenue to Blessed Trinity’s campus and expanded its service area to include households in zip codes 14214 and 14215.
Each week of the year, 40-50 clients, on average, receive a food supplement defined by FeedMore WNY to serve a household for three days. No one has ever been turned away from the pantry. Residents help themselves to rations of carbohydrates, grains, proteins and canned vegetables. The pantry keeps a stock of gently-used clothes for distribution also. The entire operation is run by volunteers and is supervised by parishioners of Blessed Trinity Parish.
OPEN: every Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
ADDRESS: 350 Dewey Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214
MAIL: c/o Blessed Trinity RCCS, 317 Leroy Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214
Ample parking is available. Enter St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue through the doors on the right side of the building.
Visitors are asked to present identification and sign a statement that they qualify for free food allocations according to federal guidelines. We also offer a limited range of gently used clothes.
Volunteers are always welcome. Catholic Central Food Pantry is an excellent option for students seeking to obtain community service hours or for professionals seeking work experience with the marginalized. Volunteers sort, package and display bread and pastries, move food and equipment, offer client service to visitors and clean up the premises after the pantry closes. It is strongly recommended that all volunteers are inoculated against COVID-19. The mask mandate is no longer in effect at the pantry but masks are recommended for those in need.
Our food stocks are supplied by FeedMore WNY under Federal and NYS grants. Donations are also supplied by parishioners of Blessed Trinity and Food Shuttle of WNY among other, seasonal donors.
For more information, call Pantry Coordinator Dan Korchowsky. Be prepared to leave a message and a good time and method to reach you. To volunteer, call or text him at (716)465-4771.