Awesome Buffalo is a giving circle of neighbors funding neighbors through small cash gifts. In light of reduced work hours and school closures, we jumped into action to help. With no current applications addressing related needs, we reached out to local contacts to see what our bi-monthly $1000 contribution could do.
Our friends at The Perfect Granola were donating packs of granola to Rochester schools, so we asked if they’d partner with us to do something similar in Buffalo, matching our donation to expand its reach.
Within 24 hours, and with transportation help from Produce Peddlers, 12,480 pouches of granola were delivered to FeedMore WNY. Right now, the pouches are being distributed as part of their BackPack Program to families who rely on school meal programs.
Funded by Buffalo, NY (March 2020)