GOWANDA - Gowanda Harley-Davidson is proud to announce 364 pounds of non-perishable food items were donated recently for the Gowanda Food Pantry during their annual Employee Cookoff. As part of an on-going effort to raise awareness for the efforts of Gowanda's Food Pantry, Gowanda Harley-Davidson was proud to present such an incredible amount of food at such a needed time.
"The Gowanda Food Pantry shared with us that they served over 90 homes in the month of November, and that each home in need gets enough food for three days. This is just our part to make sure those in our community don't go without a few good meals, and we really owe it all to our customers, our staff, and the volunteer staff at the Gowanda Food Pantry," Tim McKeever, marketing manager for Gowanda Harley-Davidson said. "We asked our customers and staff that, during our cook off, they would bring a few non-perishable food items in to donate to the food pantry, and they showed up with overwhelming support."
The Gowanda Food Pantry serves the communities that reside within the Gowanda Central School District.
From left: Bob Reid, owner of Gowanda Harley-Davidson, Doris Jones, Gowanda Food Pantry coordinator and Carolyn Mende, administration team at Gowanda Harley-Davidson.
"Our encouragement to all this holiday is, when you go to the grocery store for your Christmas and holiday needs, pick up a few extra items and visit your local food pantry. It's always a great feeling to give, and we're proud at Gowanda Harley-Davidson of our customers, staff, and our local food pantry, for how generous they are to our community," McKeever added.
If you'd like to give to the Gowanda Food Pantry, or contact them to find out specific needs, please contact them at 716-532-6130. You can also give online at foodpantryofwny.org, where a $1 donation helps distribute six pounds of food.