The 10th annual Operation: Rock Out Hunger, presented by 97 Rock and co-sponsored by WKBW-TV Channel 7, collected a record 4,000 turkeys during its seven-day promotion for the Food Bank of Western New York. The number of turkeys donated nearly doubled the previous record of 2,508 turkeys in 2012.
Operation: Rock Out Hunger had a great kickoff with major turkey donations, including 200 turkeys from Dash’s Market, 200 turkeys from Gui’s Lumber and 400 turkeys from John W. Danforth Company and industry representatives. National Fuel announced it would match turkeys donated throughout the drive. Generous individuals and businesses continued to stop by the event with donations, 300 turkeys from Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network, 200 turkeys from Liberatore Management Group and 400 turkeys from Carubba Collision Corp.
The Food Bank of WNY is the primary hunger relief organization in Western New York, obtaining and distributing food to 326 member agencies, including food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, afterschool programs and senior citizen centers in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties. Through these agencies, every month the Food Bank of WNY serves 116,691 individuals, including 41,348 families, nearly 44,000 children and infants, and 13,194 senior citizens.
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