WNY extend mental health services, grocery distributions thru July 8
Erie County and Feedmore have announced they will extend services to the residents affected by the Jefferson Avenue Mass Shooting.
The following resources available
Free mental health counseling:
Extended through the end of June
Each day, 3 to 7 PM at the Johnnie B. Wiley Pavilion (1100 Jefferson Avenue)
FeedMore WNY grocery distributions:
Every Wednesday from 3 to 7 PM at Resource Council of WNY (through July 6)
Every Friday from 3 to 7 PM at Johnnie B. Wiley Pavilion (through July 8)
FeedMore WNY partner food pantries and soup kitchens within a mile radius of the Tops on Jefferson Avenue include:
St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room, 1298 Main St., (716) 882-3360
Coldspring Community Foundation, 234 Glenwood Ave., (716) 310-3541
Refuge Temple Church, 943 Jefferson Ave., (716) 886-2199
Humboldt Parkway Baptist Church, 790 Humboldt Parkway, (716) 896-4363
Group Ministries, 1333 Jefferson Ave., (716) 259-8039
Joseph Project Mobile Food Pantry, 449 Masten Ave., (716) 854-1001
Urban Christian Ministries, 967 Jefferson Ave., (716) 882-9472
Upper Room Church of God in Christ, 131 Florida St., (716) 884-2512
Catholic Charities – Rich Street Food Pantry, 930 Genesee St., (716) 314-7050
Network of Religious Communities, 1272 Delaware Ave., (716) 882-7705
Missionary Outreach Calvary, 1184 Genesee St., (716) 895-3642
Donate to FeedMore at 91 Holt Street, from 8 AM to 4 PM on weekdays and 8 AM to 12 PM
In addition to food, household items like paper-towels and diapers are needed.
Erie County is vowing its support as a community heals.
"We are not leaving,” special assistant to Erie County Executive on projects, Timothy Hogues said. “We are not walking away from this."
The free counseling was originally going to end on Friday, May 27, but Hogues said the need is still prevalent.
"We are here to talk,” Hogues said. “And a phrase that we have been using lately is, ‘it’s okay to not be okay.’”
Hogues said they are providing food to 400 to 500 families each day.
"That need becomes even more critical because of the length of time the supermarket will be closed,” Hogues said. “If it even opens up again."