For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,
I was a stranger and you invited me in.
Mat 25:35

Our Mission is to BE the hands and feet of Jesus serving, putting action behind our words, while meeting the immediate needs of low income families and individuals in our community.

Who We Serve:

Resurrection Life Food Pantry is a designated high capacity/high priority emergency food relief organization providing first time emergency food to households throughout WNY. Continued support is provided for households struggling with food insecurity in  our focus service areas of Cheektowaga NY and chronically homeless veterans throughout WNY connected with the VA’s  HUD-VASH program. Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) – PIH | HUD.gov / US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

For additional locations outside of Cheektowaga please contact Feedmore WNY at 852-1305 or refer to their food pantry locator   

Eligibility Guidelines:

Cheektowaga residents struggling with food insecurity can contact Resurrection Life Food Pantry to get more information on eligibility and identification necessary to apply for emergency food assistance.

Hours of Operation:

  • Tuesday (drive-thru): 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Thursday (Client Choice): 9:30am – 12:45pm
  • Thursday (drive-thru): 6:00pm – 7:30pm ( 1st & 3rd week only)
For emergency food assistance when we are closed, please call 716-608-3400 to make an appointment9:45Client Choice

Mobile Distribution:

Distribution of food that maintains social distancing guidelines occurs through a no contact drive-thru system.  Plans to return to a  “client choice” food pantry are moving ahead, however clients will have the choice of remaining with our drive-thru distribution or return to “client choice” and shop inside the building.

Residents at 5 senior housing facilities are eligible for delivery on the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month:

  • AHEPA 67 Apartments
  • Violet Apartments
  • Cayuga Village Apartments
  • Williamstowne Senior Apartments
  • Maryvale East Senior Apartments

Baby Needs Program:

As a registered site for FeedMore WNY’s “Baby Needs Program” we receive grants to meet the needs of infants and young children in Western New York by providing parents and caretakers with a supply of diapers, infant formula, and other basic baby care products when available. 

Client Choice "Market"

The goal of the Resurrection Life “Healthy Choice” (Client Choice) Food Pantry is to provide our clients access to foods that support a healthy lifestyle leading to increased health benefits, food security, and life stability so they will no longer rely on food pantries on a chronic basis.

Client Choice allows families and individuals to select food based on their own individual nutritional needs and tastes.  This program encourages healthy choices by offering fresh produce, low-fat dairy, and lean meats in addition to non-perishable foods.  This in turn helps to reduce food waste ,making better use of limited resources.

Western New York Holiday Partnership

Each year, Resurrection Life food pantry partners with the WNY Holiday Partnership to distribute toys to children across WNY. Families in need of assistance for the holidays can apply on-site at Resurrection Life for children ages 0-12. All applicants must present proof of residency and income, phot ID, and social security cards for all children and applicant. For more information, please call 211 or contact us directly.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Resurrection Life Food Pantry is always in need of volunteers to BE the hands and feet of Jesus. For information about days and times available,  please visit Volunteer WNY or contact Jean at pantryvolunteer@res-life.com