To further serve those who are in need this Thanksgiving season, Kaleida Health and its affiliates are joining 97 Rock and WKBW 7 ABC to sponsor the 13th annual Rock Out Hunger to benefit the Food Bank of WNY. Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc. will join this effort to make a difference in our community by making donation containers available to collect non-perishable food items from October 25 through November 12.

Community members are welcome to participate in this worthwhile cause by bringing food donations to collection bins located in hospital lobbies and at outpatient entrances.

Most needed items include: Cereal • Peanut or other nut butters • Canned tuna and chicken • Canned soups, stews and chili • Canned fruit • Canned veggies • Beans, canned or dried • Boxed mac & cheese • Pasta and rice • Spaghetti sauce • Baby food, formula, and diapers • Canned green beans • Canned sweet corn • Canned yams • Boxed turkey stuffing • Canned or packet gravy • Instant mashed potatoes • Cornbread mix • Applesauce • Canned cranberry sauce • Canned pumpkin or fruit pie filling.  Low sodium, low sugar, and whole grains are preferred.

Local families benefit from the Food Bank of WNY at the Salvation Army – Dunkirk, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Food Closet, Forestville Food Pantry, Inc., Cassadaga Food Pantry, Silver Creek Food Pantry, Tribal Advocate Seneca Nation, Operation Good Neighbor – Angola, Forestville Food Pantry, Inc. and the Eden-North Collins Food Pantry.

For more information on making your donation at the Brooks or TLC campus, contact Sheila Walier at        363-3313.

Photo caption:  Joe D’Amore, Brooks-TLC Director of Environmental Services, donates canned goods to help those in need in our community.