Posted on August 19, 2022
HAMBURG, NEW YORK –
All the canned food items have been counted and weighed. This year we collected a grand total of 96,555 lbs. for FeedMore WNY ! Our largest, single day food collection. What an incredible outcome! From 2013 to 2019, the average total was 46,000 lbs.
“FeedMore WNY is beyond grateful to the Erie County Fair for hosting this year’s food drive and for the community’s incredible support. Your generosity will make a profound difference in the lives of tens of thousands of Western New Yorkers living with food insecurity. Through our nearly 400 partner agencies, this food will provide more than 80,000 meals and an opportunity for a brighter future. Thank you for continuing to support our mission,” said Tara A. Ellis, FeedMore WNY president and CEO.
You can still support FeedMore WNY at the Erie County Fair.
- Visit the 97 Rock booth located outside of Slade Park for the remainder of the Fair. You can spin the Santoro’s Pizza Prize Wheel with your donation for the chance to win Santoro gift cards and more.
- Stop down to Hamburg Gaming to purchase a commemorative Buffalo T-Shirt or Beach Towel with proceeds to benefit FeedMore WNY. Purchase both and receive a $10 food voucher to use at the Fair.
About the Erie County Fair – The Erie County Agricultural Society is a private not-for-profit membership organization. Established in 1819, the Society is the oldest civic organization in Western New York. The mission of the Erie County Agricultural Society (ECAS), sponsors of the Erie County Fair, is to preserve and enhance, by educational endeavors, the agricultural and historical legacy of New York State. The Fair strives to fulfill appropriate aspects of the agricultural, educational, entertainment and recreational needs of Western New York. The 2022 Erie County Fair concludes on August 22nd (www.ECFair.org).