The Watermark Emergency Food Pantry relies solely on donations from our church family. We strive to maintain an Emergency Food Pantry stocked with items from our Pantry Inventory List. These specific items were chosen to allow us to provide families with the essential items needed in an emergency situation.
boxed dry cereal, boxed instant oatmeal or hot cereal, boxed macaroni & cheese, applesauce, 18-22 ounce jelly, 64 ounce bottled juice, canned fruit, and 16-18 ounce peanut butter
potato flakes or stuffing mix, 16-28 ounce canned baked beans, baking mix (like Bisquick), pancake syrup, and boxed or packaged pasta or rice side dishes
DONATION DROP OFF: Please drop off your new, unopened, unexpired donations at the Food Pantry Bin located at the top of the ramp (near the KidVenture Lodge exit) at our McKinley location or at the Central Church Office (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm). We cannot give out food that is opened, past its expiration date, or food that does not have an expiration date listed.
Who can receive food from the Emergency Food Pantry?
Anyone from the Western New York area or our church family that is experiencing an emergency need, can receive assistance from the Food Pantry.
Where do I go to pick up groceries from the Food Pantry?
Stop by the Central Office, located inside Door #1, at 4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg during weekday business hours (9am-4pm)
What do I need to bring with me, and what information will I need to provide?
You will be required to complete an Emergency Need Application. You will need to provide your name, address, phone number and email address.
How often can I receive assistance from the Food Pantry?
Families can utilize the Food Pantry once a quarter. We are an Emergency Food Pantry designed to help in an emergency situation, and not on a weekly or monthly basis. If you are in need of long term assistance, we can help you in locating the WNY Food Bank in your home town.