The community is invited to attend a unique fundraiser on Saturday, September 28 to benefit The Trading Post. Purses With A Purpose will feature a live auction of 100 designer purses, a bake sale, basket raffle, and silent auction. A bonus will be fantastic French Toast made by The Trading Post’s very own Louise Biela.

The event begins at 9:30am at Concord Town Hall (86 Franklin Street, Springville) and will continue through 1:00pm. Tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased at The Trading Post (38 Franklin Street, Springville) or online at


About The Trading Post

We currently assist an average of 250 households (over 800 people) per month with food, and countless others with additional clothing and household needs. We serve clients of all ages, including many children through our “Giving Tree,” providing infant supplies, backpacks, coats and Christmas gifts and many elderly, who rely on our weekly Soup Kitchen Community Meals and our twice a month Food Pantry as a staple for survival. We serve many more (without income restriction) through our “Feeding America” Distribution three times a week (items donated through Wal-Mart, Tops, Panera) and our “Trading Post” clothing closet/thrift store (open 4 days/week).

We know very well that hunger can have many faces. According to FeedMore WNY, 1 in 8 people in WNY is at risk of hunger or food insecure and 1 in 5 children in WNY is food insecure. Food insecurity means not having consistent access to enough nutritious food to lead a healthy life. The majority of our clients are women and children. Our safety net services offer these children, and their families, greater security. This helps to ensure that there is healthy, nutritious food available throughout the month. Our programs assist low-income and vulnerable families and elderly to stretch their food budgets and meet their household’s most basic needs.