Gentle Dentistry of Lancaster to hold THIRD ANNUAL Food Drive for Food Bank of WNY

Foodbank logo 2c-1 (3)Lancaster, NY – It’s that time of year again when we are thankful for what we have, and look out for those who may be less fortunate. The patients and staff of Gentle Dentistry of Lancaster have stepped up to the plate three years in a row and hold a food drive for the people of Western NY. Food Drive to be held Nov. 19 – Dec. 19, 2012. Please bring your non-perishable food item to Gentle Dentistry 5007 Transit Road, Depew NY 14043.
“We love doing this every year and are always surprised at the caring and generosity of the people of Western New York. People really DO care and really DO love their fellow man, and that makes us happy,” says Dr. Leslie Glassbrenner, “The WNY Food Bank ALWAYS needs your help. They rely on our donations to help feed the less fortunate, so please help us to help them.”
Remember to check the expiration date on all items donated as they will not be used if they are expired.
Some suggested non-perishable foods: Canned meat, Canned fish, Canned soups, Canned/ dry beans, Peanut Butter, Macaroni and cheese, Canned spaghetti, ravioli, Spaghetti sauce, Drink mixes, Milk: canned or powdered, Juices: canned or in plastic bottles, Tea, Hot chocolate, Coffee, Canned fruits and vegetables, Rice, Pasta,Cereals: hot or cold.
The Hunger Study completed in 2010 highlights the need for food assistance in our region with the following startling statistics:
Since 2006, the number of people who are turning to emergency programs for assistance has increased at 82% of food pantries, 63% of soup kitchens, 41% of shelters so the need is great. Every month nearly 39,000 or 39% of clients the Food Bank serves are under the age of 18.
53% of households receiving emergency food assistance had to choose between paying for food and utilities. 34% of households had to choose between paying for food and rent or mortgage.
About Gentle Dentistry, PLLC – With two locations, Gentle Dentistry has been serving the Western New York area since 2002 and welcomes patients of all ages to take care of all your oral needs. The staff contributes greatly to the community with outreach programs, charity events and being a part of the economic engine that drives this region. Serving a wide variety of patients with a vast array of services, our competent, skillful dental practitioners, will help you with a gentle, caring attitude. Log onto: www.WeAreGentleDentistry.com or call 716 652 7080 for more information.
About the WNY Food Bank: Located at 91 Holt St. Buffalo, NY 14206, the WNY Food Bank distributes millions of pounds of food to needy people throughout the region each and every month. For every $1.00 donated to the food bank, seven pounds of food to those in need. Visit the WNY Food Bank website at: http://www.foodbankwny.org/