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Legislator Morton Hosts 3rd Annual Food Drive


We’ve all read the stories in the paper of the countless individuals suffering from the ongoing opioid epidemic. There has been a lot of talk of families being ripped apart by this tragedy, too often we hear talk but see little action.

Legislator Ted Morton joined Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, Holland Central School Superintendent Cathy Fabiatos and Alden School Superintendent Adam Stoltman to announce continued funding for school resource officers (SRO) in several local districts. The SRO program provides a uniformed officer in schools as a way to promote student safety, conflict resolution and anti-bullying initiatives.

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Erie County Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga), with the support of community partners, announces his 3rd  annual Food Drive to benefit the Alden-Marilla Community Food Pantry and Tri-Community Food Pantry. Non-perishable goods will be collected from Monday, Nov. 21 through Monday, Dec. 12.

“The Alden and Tri-Community Food Pantries work extremely hard to provide food to families in need. Keeping the shelves stocked isn’t always an easy task so to help their efforts I am partnering with the senior centers, town halls and chambers of commerce in my district to collect food to deliver to the Alden-Marilla and Tri-Community Food Pantries and ensure our neighbors receive the help they need to put food on the table,” said Legislator Morton.

The following locations will have collection boxes conveniently placed for residents to drop off donations:

  • Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway near Union Road, Cheektowaga
  • Lancaster Senior Center, 100 Oxford Ave., Lancaster
  • Alden Town Hall, 3311 Wende Road, Alden
  • Alden Chamber of Commerce, 13500 Broadway near East Drive, Alden

“I want to thank these locations for participating as drop-off sites, without them this food drive wouldn’t be possible. Please give what you are able, even a few small items can go a long way,” Legislator Morton added.

For additional information or questions about a county issue, please contact Legislator Morton at 858-8856 or email