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No One Should Go To Bed Hungry

Every day The Salvation Army helps cure hunger by providing nutritious meals to neighbors in need.

Emergency Family Assistance

Director: Lisa Holmes
Phone: (716)883-9800 x261
Email: Lisa.Holmes@use.salvationarmy.org

Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:00AM to 1:00 PM

Program Highlights:

The Emergency Family Assistance Program (EFA) serves as a central intake for thousands of clients annually. Providing tangible assistance (food, clothing, etc.) to those with documented need. EFA administers several other initiatives, including Christmas Assistance, a Residential Camp Program at Seneca Lake, and the Neighbor 4 Neighbor Heat Fund. 

  • EFA is a basic needs program whose primary focus is the provision of food to hungry individuals and families. For example, a family of 4 can receive food for 36 means. 3 meals each for 3 days, once per month. 
  • Mobile Food Pantry, in collaboration with FeedMore of Western New York, brings fresh and healthy foods on-site to The Salvation Army location at 960 Main Street the first Tuesday of every month at 2:00 PM. The mobile pantry is free, but each participant must show proper ID, including name, age, and zip code.
  • Services are free to all customers and may be in the form of vouchers issued to purchase clothing, household items, and specific personal care from our Salvation Army Family Stores. In collaboration with the Pajama Program Buffalo Chapter, we provide pajamas to children in need. Our program also refers customers to additional and appropriate agencies and/or advocacy services.
  • Customers needing assistance may contact the Director to schedule an appointment for an interview and needs assessment on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM.
  • The Christmas Assistance Program is provided free of charge to all eligible customers. When health and safety permit, parents choose gifts for each child between birth and 12 years of age. If qualified, the family will receive holiday food assistance. Books donated through Project Flight are also distributed. Families with exceptional needs are referred to our Sponsored Family Program. 
  • The Residential Camp Program gives up to 60 children the opportunity to attend a weeklong camping adventure at Camp Long Point on the shores of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State.
  • The Neighbor 4 Neighbor Heat Fund is for those customers 55 years or older, those receiving unemployment benefits, veterans, and/or individuals with documented disabilities struggling to pay their heating bills.

 

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