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Jonathan Szucs was among 10 volunteers with the global sales team at Ingram Micro who spent a recent afternoon packing meals and weeding the community garden in the Food Bank of Western New York. “When you can be outside during the summertime, it's always good, and we love to give back,” said Szucs, whose Williamsville company allows employees to spend a few working hou…

Erie County

For the 37th year, Santa Claus is getting some help from Western New Yorkers through The Buffalo News Neediest Fund. News Publisher and President Warren T. Colville kicked off this year's drive by welcoming about 100 people to lobby of the newspaper's offices for festivities that featured a tree lighting, performances by the Houghton Academy seventh-grade chorus and app…

Health and Fitness

YMCA Buffalo Niagara has teamed up with the Food Bank of WNY to help fight hunger this holiday season. All are welcome to bring nonperishable food to any local YMCA branch this month. The Y also asks all YMCA Turkey Trot participants to do so when they come to packet pickup Nov. 19-21 at the Independent Health Family Branch YMCA, 150 Tech Drive in Amherst. Donatio…

Food and Drink

Buy a Bocce Club pizza on Pizza Day, Feb. 9, and help feed hungry Western New Yorkers. Bocce Club owner Jim Pacciotti said Pizza Day should also be a day to remember that that according to the Food Bank of WNY, about one in eight Western New Yorkers go hungry. Pacciotti said that to raise money and awareness, his company will give the food bank 20 percent of the day'…

Bills

Each time a Bills defender drags an opposing ball carrier down this season, he’s doing a small part to help someone in need of food assistance. The Bills have teamed up with Campbell’s Chunky Soup and Tops Friendly Markets to donate 20 cans of soup to local food banks for every defensive tackle. In its fourth year, the Tackle Hunger initiative has provided more than 56,…

Health and Fitness

Wintertime – especially the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays – tends to be a time when Western New Yorkers are most apt to turn their attention to helping support the Food Bank of Western New York. Those at Congregation Shir Shalom and Calvary Episcopal Church in  Amherst understand, however, that summertime can be a heavier burden for families that include children who…

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It's Bruce Day. Springsteen and the E Street Band will bring The River Tour to the stage at First Niagara Center this evening. If you already have tickets to the 7:30 show, you know the drill: Get there early because security guards will be stationed at the entrance to check coats and bags. If you're starting to regret not having tickets to the officially-sold-out show,…

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Buffalo chefs are raising money for the Food Bank of WNY by participating in the Taste of the NFL the night before the Super Bowl. Mike Andrzejewski of SeaBar and Frank Mercado of the M&T Executive Dining Room will be helping feed about 2,000 guests at the San Francisco soiree, along with chefs from every NFL city, and Canton, Ohio, home to the NFL Hall of Fame. The B…

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Buffalo-based folk/Americana musician Davey O. is a rambling man.The voice behind last year’s contemporary folk-flavored “No Passengers” is seemingly always on the move, sharing his poetic lyrics and reverberating Gibson chords inside concert halls and coffeehouses while touring to all corners of the country. But while operating as the Nickel City’s most noteworthy straw S…

Music

Stephen Stanley, one half of the songwriting duo behind Toronto’s immensely lovable Lowest of the Low – you surely know the other half of that duo as Ron Hawkins, who will be playing the Tralf Music Hall with Willie Nile on New Year’s Eve – is one of the more affable, friendly rock stars you’re likely to meet. Stanley, who spends his time away from the periodically reunit…