To further serve and engage with our community, Kaleida Health is joining 97 Rock and WKBW 7 ABC to sponsor the 13th annual Rock Out Hunger to benefit the Food Bank of WNY this Thanksgiving season.
This year, 97 Rock DJ Jickster will camp out in a semitruck at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital collecting turkeys and other perishable and non-perishable food items from November 14 through November 21. Please consider stopping by Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital to drop off food for those in need in our community. Every donation makes a difference!
Last year, Rock Out Hunger collected nearly 2,900 turkeys, as well as nearly $34,000 and 17,900 pounds of food to give to families in need of holiday meals. The Food Bank of WNY and the communities it serves are counting on the Kaleida Health family to make this the best year yet!
About Rock Out Hunger
Rock Out Hunger has collected nearly $195,000, 182,000 pounds of food and more than 24,500 turkeys since it began in 2006. This wonderful event has allowed the Food Bank of WNY to distribute 1,091,816 meals and 24,500 turkeys to those in need in our community throughout the past 12 years.
About the Food Bank of WNY
The Food Bank of WNY is a nonprofit charitable organization that procures and distributes food to more than 300 partner hunger-relief agencies and programs throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties. Their partner agencies, which include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, group homes and daycare facilities, open their doors to feed our hungry community members.
In any given month, as many as 140,000 children, adults, veterans and seniors rely on the Food Bank of WNY and its agencies for food assistance, and this need grows even more around the holidays. In 2017, the Food Bank of WNY distributed nearly 14.9 million pounds of perishable and non-perishable food, enough to provide 12.4 million meals.
For more information on The Food Bank of WNY and how you can help, visit www.foodbankwny.org.