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URGENT: Food Pantry Volunteers Needed

By Jann Wiswall The Ellicottville Food Pantry is desperately seeking volunteers to pick up and unload donated food once or twice per month. The Food Pantry of Western New York delivers Ellicottville’s supply of food to Salamanca. Volunteers are needed to pick up the boxes of canned and fresh food (which comes on pallets) there and unload it at the ... Read More »

Find Might Qualify for Food Pantry Distributions Limestone/Carrollton Food Pantry Gets a Lift

By Jann Wiswall Like most communities in Cattaraugus County, the Limestone-Carrollton area has many needy residents who qualify for nutrition benefits. Until recently, Limestone-Carrollton’s food pantry (LCFP) had only been open one day per month to serve its community. But when Sheree and Eugene Dixon took over the pantry in January, they enlisted the help of Cattaraugus Community Action and ... Read More »

Food Express Next Monday

Limits Service Area The Food Express truck returns to Ellicottville on Monday, Feb. 24. Registration is at noon and is free. Nutrition class begins at 12:30 p.m. and the truck opens at 1 p.m. The Food Express truck provides an additional offering or fresh/ perishable foods from the Food Bank of WNY. NOTICE: As of March 1, 2014, the United Church of Ellicottville ... Read More »

Letter To The Editor: Giving Thanks

Dear Editor, It is truly a giving community in which we live. Its generosity proves abundant during the holiday season. One behalf of the clients of the United Church of Ellicottville Community Food Pantry, I’d like to thank everyone who made the Thanksgiving Turkey Box project a huge success. This year we partnered with the Ellicottville Rotary to distribute food ... Read More »

Food Pantry Collection Nov. 21 in Front of Gin Mill

The Ellicottville Food Pantry needs constant contributions of food and money to continue serving those in our area who cannot afford to buy enough food for their family. Thursday, Nov. 21, marks the fifth year that Bob McCarthy’s John Deere tractor and trailer will be parked outside the Gin Mill to collect donations of food for the pantry. Beginning around ... Read More »

Food Pantry Update Important November Food and Healthcare Dates

The United Church of Ellicottville Food Pantry has been busy preparing for the upcoming holidays. Below are some important dates to mark on your calendars: Friday, Nov. 15 is last day for Special Thanksgiving Box sign-up. Thanksgiving Box pickup is after worship (all are welcome) on Nov. 24, noon–2 p.m. Also, Monday, Nov. 25 is Food Express Day. In addition to pantry’s regular ... Read More »

Food Bank of WNY: How Government Shutdown Affects Agencies

The Food Bank of WNY serves Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties and fights hunger one day at a time. How does the federal government shutdown affect their agencies? As our country grapples with the uncertainty the government shutdown creates for  the lives of millions of Americans, our economy, and our nation as a whole, the Feeding America network is ... Read More »

Community Food Pantry Receives Grant

By Jann Wiswall The United Church of Ellicottville Community Food Pantry recently received a grant of $2,000 from the Borgenicht Family Foundation to purchase two laptops and set up a wireless hotspot for the pantry’s clients, volunteer staff and the general public. The grant also will help get information out to potential food bank clients, volunteers and donors. “This grant ... Read More »

Holiday Valley Ski Patrol Food Drive Needs Your Help

Holiday Valley Ski Patrol  Food Drive Needs Your Help  2013 marks the 18th year of the Ski Patrol Food Drive during Holiday Valley’s Mardi Gras weekend. This year’s food drive is fast approaching, and it is more important than ever. The theme of the food drive this year is, “Hey gang, what time is it?” For the past 17 years, ... Read More »

Katy’s Café Donates Over $1,000 to Local Ellicottville Charities

Katy Herbach’s Cookies for Compassion fundraiser has donated over $1,000 to Family Support of Ellicottville fund under the umbrella of the Rotary’s Family Foundation for Youth, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. When Katy Herbach, owner of Katy’s Café & Cake Creations, watched people in the Ellicottville community organize events to assist local families, she realized she wanted to help, too. With ... Read More »

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