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Food Bank of WNY Receives $1,000 Great Giveback Award

Natural Gas Supplier Honors Another Buffalo Organization with Great Giveback

Food Bank of WNY Receives Great Giveback Award from Natural Gas Supplier

Crown Energy Services, Inc. is a natural gas supplier in the WNY and Northwestern Pennsylvania areas. We buy our gas from local landowners, and the gas goes directly into pipes owned by National Fuel Gas on its way to your home or business. We strongly believe in supporting the local community and doing whatever we can to help.

As Buffalo is widely recognized as the “City of Good Neighbors”, we know that our region is filled with people who go the extra mile in our community. Crown Energy Services, Inc. and WGRZ-TV Channel 2 have partnered to recognize the individuals who are making a difference with a program called The Great Giveback.

To highlight their accomplishments and good deeds in the community, we were pleased to announce that the winner for the month of December of the $1,000 in matching funds to its charitable organization is The Food Bank of WNY.

The Food Bank of WNY has over 106,000 individuals that rely on their organization every month. They provide food to 330 of our charitable member agencies who then distribute the food to those in need. Many of these agencies are comprised of soup kitchens, food pantries, emergency shelters, and other charitable food providers that are located throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara counties. The City Mission, Friends of Night People, Catholic Charities’ pantries, St. Vincent DePaul and the Salvation Army are just a few of these agencies that help serve meals to these individuals in need.

39,000 children and 11,000 seniors are among the individuals who rely on The Food Bank of WNY to eat. Every dollar that is donated helps these agencies distribute 6 POUNDS of food to those in need. 

One main factor as to why we chose The Food Bank of WNY as the Great Give Back winner, is due to the fact that $.94 of every dollar goes to their programming. If you take a look at other non-profits (especially the national ones), most consider using $.25 of every dollar towards programming - and they consider that a good thing.

For more information about the good deeds that The Food Bank of WNY does for the community, check out Food Bank of WNY Presents: The Faces of Hunger in Western New York 2014.

Related Topics: Community Outreach, Great Giveback

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