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.
We are in urgent need of the following items:
boxed or packaged rice, noodle or pasta side dishes, apple sauce, pancake syrup, baking Mix (Bisquick), 64 ounce bottled juice, 16-28 ounce baked beans
We are in moderate need of these items:
Manwich Sauce, canned fruit, 18-22 ounce jelly/jam, cake or brownie mix, canned soup, canned Tuna
We are fully stocked on the following items (thank you!):
peanut butter, macaroni & cheese, cereal, canned vegetables, pasta, potato flakes/stuffing, and pasta sauce
DONATION DROP OFF: Please drop off your new, unopened, unexpired donations at the Food Pantry Bin located inside Door 2 at our McKinley location or at the Central Church Office (Mon-Thu 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 Doors 2 & 3, at 4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg (Mon - Thurs 9 am-4 pm).
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.