Modified: May 16, 2022 5:22pm

May 16, 2022

All non-perishable food items will be distributed to the families and neighbors
affected by the senseless violence in Buffalo

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns announced beginning May 17th, his office, along with the Auto Bureau branches, will be collecting non-perishable food items in an effort to assist the families and community affected by the senseless tragedy that took place in Buffalo.

If anyone would like to assist in this effort, please drop-off any non-perishable food items: peanut butter, jelly, cereal, crackers, pasta, rice, canned goods (such as vegetables, soup, etc.) as well as any paper and personal care items: shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, bath and hand soaps, napkins, paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, laundry detergent, etc. No glass please.

“I ask anyone who is coming into one of our Auto Bureau branches or to the Clerk’s office to consider bringing a non-perishable food item(s) or paper products with them to support the many households who will have a difficult time getting to their local grocery store due to the senseless tragedy that took place this past weekend,” stated Kearns. “When any of our neighbors need help, this community shows up, and many are in need. I invite everyone who can to participate.” 

These essential items will be delivered to Buffalo Fathers and Buffalo Peace Makers community organizations for distribution to the residents and families in the Masten District and surrounding areas over the next several weeks. 

Here is a complete list of drop-off locations:

Erie County Clerk’s Office- 92 Franklin Street, Buffalo 

Erie County Auto Bureau- Rath Building, 170 Pearl Street, Buffalo 

Eire County Auto Bureau- Southgate Plaza, 1088 Union Road, West Seneca 

Erie County Auto Bureau- Sheridan Plaza, 2309 Eggert Road, Town of Tonawanda 

Erie County Auto Bureau- Urbandale Plaza, 2122 George Urban Blvd., Cheektowaga 

Erie County Auto Bureau- Highland Plaza, 6853 Erie Road, Derby