Community Restocks Food Pantry After Freezer Failure

6:33 PM, Jan 28, 2011   |    comments
Volunteers prepare meals at S. Buffalo Community Table
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 The South Buffalo Community Table is back at work as it serves the poor nutritious meals and provides food for needy individuals and families.

 But the food pantry located at the Good Shepherd Baptist Church on SouthSide Parkway needed plenty of help earlier this month when their freezer malfunctioned. That problem forced them to throw out thousands of pounds of poultry, meat, and other food items because it had spoiled.

 Kathleen Higgins Greeley ,who leads the Community Table's board,  says people started showing up to help the day after the story aired on Channel 2 and appeared on wgrz.com. Greeley says people showed up with food donations while others offered cash to help purchase new food.  

 Businesses like Rosina Foods and Wegman's also provided large donations of food.

 Higgins Greeley says they also heard from former WNY residents who had moved elsewhere around the country. They told her the story had been picked up by national media or appeared in their area.

 Higgins Greeley thanks the entire community for its support. She says cash donations also covered the $3,000 cost of repairs for the freezer.        

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