FOOD NEEDED: The Portville Community Food Pantry is seeking donations to restock the shelves for the coming months. Donations can be made at Portville Free Library, as well as many local churches. Located at First Presbyterian Church, 19 N. Main St., the pantry is open the fourth Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m. or as needed.
GATEWAY OPEN HOUSE: Gateway-Longview is looking for adults who may have a positive influence on children needing a temporary or a permanent home. Informational meetings and open houses will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Earl Bridges Library, 1425 Main St., Niagara Falls, and at 6 p.m. Thursday in North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda. For details, call 883-4531.
HABITAT MEETING: Habitat for Humanity Buffalo plans to build a "Women Build" new house next summer in the city as part of its 20th anniversary celebration. Women who want to be a part of the event should attend a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in North Presbyterian Church, 300 N. Forest Road, Amherst. For further information, call 741-3079.
HARVEST HAYRIDE: Old-fashioned hayride featuring storytelling, homemade soup and refreshments; 6, 6:45 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Roycroft Inn, East Aurora. Proceeds will benefit the restoration projects on the Roycroft campus. Cost is $8. For reservations, call 652-5552.
WAR POSTERS: The Concord Historical Society invites the public to view a collection of World War I and World War II posters on display in the Union Block Building, 39 E. Main St., Springville. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m., Thursday; 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
VETERANS PROGRAM: The Lancaster Depew Rotary Club will present a special program to honor veterans at 6:15 p.m. Thursday in Ripa's Restaurant, 4260 Walden Ave., Lancaster. Starting with dinner, the program follows with featured speaker William Broderick Jr., who will describe his recent experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq. Open to the public. For reservations, call 681-9885 or 684-2099.
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH GROUPS: The Town of Tonawanda Crime Resistance Executive Board announces meetings for its Neighborhood Watch groups. Sheridan-Parkside Neighborhood Watch will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Police Satellite Station, 169 Sheridan Parkside, and Belmont Neighborhood Watch will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday in St. John's Parish Hall, Belmont and Stoneleigh avenues, Kenmore. Call 834-9092.