Food Resources
COVID-19 has changed everyone's life and Buffalo continues to take steps to ensure that every City resident has access to the food they need. In caring for each other in extraordinary ways, we compiled this list of information to access basic needs in our community. 

Food Resource Search

The Seeding Resilience initiative has aggregated food-related resources available in Buffalo. The map below will update weekly to display new resources compiled by this initiative. To view the source data, check out the Food Resources In Buffalo NY map.
To search for a food resource near you, open the right-side filter column, select "point", and enter your address. To limit your results and only include free options (shown in light blue), use the "Cost" filter and select "Free Resource." You can also use the same filters on the table below to find resources close to home.

COVID-19 Food Service - Buffalo Public Schools 

View the Buffalo Public School's meal service regular schedule here.
Breakfast and lunch meals for children are available for pickup on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays resuming April 15th.

Free Meal Resources for Children

As our communities continue to respond to COVID-19, meal sites have been established across the City of Buffalo to help feed our City's youth.

Food Delivery & Pick Up Options

Experts have good news for burned out home chefs. According to the Food and Drug Administration's current guidance, "there is no evidence to suggest that food produced in the United States can transmit COVID-19." The World Health Organization confirmed this in February, and food safety authorities are keeping close tabs on the latest research.
As long as you order food and get it delivered with social distancing guidelines in mind, there's a very low risk of coming in contact with the novel coronavirus. Takeout and food delivery can be a great way to support local restaurants and protect the public health in the Buffalo community.
The Buffalo Food Makers Collaboration was created to pool strengths and create a one-stop shop for people to buy local and get the added benefit of safe home delivery.
To order, call Kissed By The Sun Spice Co. at (716) 435-0092 or email with your order and address. Items are also available for curbside pickup at the new Kissed By The Sun Facility located at 4558 Bailey in Amherst, NY (In Whole Foods Plaza).
Buffalo Food Makers also welcomes any local food producers who would like to offer their items for delivery to reach out by phone or email.

Shopping for Food During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Information for Consumers

As grocery shopping remains a necessity during this pandemic, many people have questions about how to shop safely. Visit the U.S Food & Drug Administration's page on how to safely shop for food during the COVID-19 pandemic

Many local grocers are partnered with Instacart to provide delivery and curbside pickup. Instacart now offers a “Leave at My Door” feature. To take advantage of this service, simply check the “Leave order at my door” selection during checkout.
Dash's Market offers free pickup at all store locations and delivery available 7 days a week across the region.
Dash's Market
The Lexington Coop offers curbside pickup for owners. If you are not an owner and wish to become one, you can call the store for instructions.
Lexington coop
Taking advantage of delivery options is a great way to support local business and get what you need/crave/dream about. Dining At A Distance offers a curated list of restaurants in the Buffalo area open for take-out, curbside pick-up, or delivery during the lockdown.
GrubhubUberEats, and DoorDash all offer food delivery from local restaurants. 
Before preparing or eating food, it is important to always wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds for general food safety. See the CDC’s Food Safety site for more information.

Feedmore WNY

FeedMore WNY is working diligently to react to the ever-changing developments of the COVID-19 outbreak and to prepare for the potential expansion of illness throughout our community. Donate, volunteer, and utilize their services by clicking here.

Donate to Feeding America

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Feeding America is committed to serving communities and individuals facing hunger across America. Every dollar raised from the COVID-19 response fund will be used to get food and funds to local food banks across the U.S.
You can help support our neighbors in need during this time of uncertainty.