Community Resource Document in Response to Tragedy at Tops on Jefferson Ave in Buffalo, NY

Purpose: This is adapted from a live document created by Buffalo community members in response to the tragic incident at the Tops Friendly Markets on Jefferson Ave in Buffalo, NY’s Eastside neighborhood.

Food & Resource Services

Resource Council of WNY Free Food Distribution & Rooted in Love (link)
Free food giveaway to community members
347 E. Ferry St, Buffalo
Food giveaway May 17-May 25 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Donation Request: see Feed More WNY in Food Support Services section below.

West Herr, Zephyr, Cross Country Mortgage via Mayor’s Office
Assist in counseling and funeral expenses.
Call 716-851-4811.

Food Support Services

FeedMore WNY Food Pantry Locator (Free Food)
Visit this website to find food, a food pantry, mobile pantry or call 716-822-2002.

Fruit & Veggies Prescription Program (FVRx)
Visit this website or call 716-982-1270.

FreshTake
Healthy and medically tailored meals delivered to families.
Visit this website or call 716-982-1270.

Growing Up Healthy Hotline
Information about food access, nutrition assistance, mental health care, health care, and children’s needs.
Visit this website or call 1-800-522-5006.

Home-Delivered Meals for Homebound Older Adults (60+) and People Living with Disabilities
Visit this website or call 716-822-2002.

Resources for Impacted Community Members & Families

Governor Hochul Announces State Resources Available for the Buffalo Community in Response to Horrific Shooting at Tops Supermarket
See more information here.

NY Project Hope Line Available for Crisis Counseling
Call 1-844-863-9314.

Donation Links

WNY Mobile Overdose Prevention Services
Website

Rooted In Love, Inc.
Website

Black Love Resists in the Rust Mental Health & Food Support
Website