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Free Clothing & Necessities In Buffalo, NY

Citizen Community Development



Contact
134 William St
Buffalo, NY 14204
(716) 852-2324


Description
Social services advocacy & referrals; community food pantry; free clothes. Food Express Truck comes once each month with fruits and vegetables.

Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9:00am-2:00pm; Wednesday, 9:00am-4:00pm.

Eligibility
Primarily Ellicott District residents, but open to all residents.Area served: City of Buffalo

Documents Required
Bring photo ID, proof of address, and number of people in the household.

Area Served
Erie County

Not Yet Validated

SID
15953

Buffalo City Mission



Contact
100 E Tupper St
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 854-8181


Description
Counseling, emergency shelter for men. DREAM Transitional Housing Program that offers freedom from the past and hope for the future.Provides 3 meals everyday, morning, noon and evening. No one will be turned away who comes hungry, at anytime.Free clothing and food distribution Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00am-12:00noon Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner open to the community. Turkey Express delivers meals to those in the community unable to come to the Mission to share in the Thanksgiving meal. 2017 Meals will be delivered on Thanksgiving day, 8:00am-2:00pm. Max number of meals per household is 8. Hambone Express delivers meals to those in the community who are unable to come to the Mission to take part in the Christmas meal. 2017 Meals will be delivered on Christmas day, 8:00am-2:00pm. Max number of meals is 8 per household.

Hours
Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm; operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.2017 Thanksgiving Express will be taking reservations November 7-17, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-12noon and 1:00pm-3:30pm, and November 18, 9:00am-noon. 2017 Hambone Express reservations will be taken during the weeks of December 4th - 8th and December 12th to 15th between the hours of 9:30AM and 12PM, and also 1PM-3:30PM.

Eligibility
Anyone in need; men seeking shelter must be ambulatory, able to take care of self.Service area: WNY

Documents Required
Self-apply by walk-in service.

Area Served
Erie County

Not Yet Validated

SID
15954

The Salvation Army of Buffalo, NY



Contact
960 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 883-9800


Description
After assessment by a caseworker, EFA provides food, clothing, household goods, and personal care items. Caseworkers provide SNAP application and re-certification assistance. Offers screening & referrals to other programs within the Salvation Army. Program administers the Neighbor for Neighbor fuel assistance program and the Christmas assistance program.No rental or mortgage assistance is available.Intensive case management services available for families. Food Pantry open to all, Monday-Friday.Neighbor for Neighbor - Provides a one time grant to help pay heating costs. The maximum grant is $400 for National Fuel Gas accounts and $150 to all other vendors. Applicant must live in the National Fuel Gas service area however the applicant does not need to be a National Fuel customer.

Hours
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm.

Eligibility
Vary by service, call for specific information.Neighbor for Neighbor: To qualify to submit an application the applicant must be at least 55 years of age or disabled or have a medical condition that could be worsened by the absence of heating or be receiving unemployment.Service area: Erie County.

Documents Required
Call for on-site interview.

Area Served
Erie County

Not Yet Validated

SID
15958

Head Start Program of Erie



Contact
70 Harvard Pl
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716) 881-5150


Description
Provides services for clients with urgent basic human needs, such as: food, clothing, financial assistance for living expenses (ex. HEAP & VITA), emergency shelter. Also provides referrals for employment and training. Senior transportation program available as well. See separate listing for food pantry. Care and Share Program provides a grant of up to $200 to assist individuals in paying their electric bills. Applications are available from Feb 1st, 2018 until funds are depleted.Also a member of the WNY Holiday Partnership which provides toys and gifts to low income families for the winter holidays.

Hours
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.2017 Holiday Toy program: Applications accepted until December 6th, Monday-Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:30pm to 4:45pm

Eligibility
Erie County residents.Holiday program: Must be food stamp eligible; children 12 and under.Care and Share: Applicants must provide proof of HEAP eligibility and receipt of a HEAP payment, have an active account with National Grid and be the person who is listed on the utility account, photo ID, HEAP: Must be Food Stamp eligible; must bring utility bills (gas, electric, etc.), photo ID for head of household, IDs for everyone else in household, proof of address, & proof of income.VITA: Must have $52,000 for household income; Must bring W2, 1099, & all tax documents, as well as, photo ID for head of household, ID's for everyone else in household, proof of income, & proof of address.

Documents Required
Call (716) 881-5150 for any questions.HEAP & VITA: Must call to make an appointment with our staff.Holiday toys: For details about holiday assistance call 211 or 888-696-9211.Care and Share: Call ahead to make an appointment or apply over the phone.

Area Served
Erie County

Not Yet Validated

SID
15959

Greater Works Christian Fellowship



Contact
210 Southampton St
Buffalo, NY 14208
(716) 887-2303


Description
Provides food to low income families and individuals living in the 14208 and 14209 area. Consideration taken for dietary needs. Clothing closet provides free clothing to anyone in need, regardless of area of residence.

Hours
Wednesday, 9:30am-5:30pm.

Eligibility
Open to the public; applicants for the food pantry must live in the 14208 or 14209 zip code; Provide emergency food to those in need.

Documents Required
Walk-in; bring proof of address and income, picture ID for all adults and birth certificates for children under 18 years; client can be seen if they have a referral from any agency, can be a church referral.

Area Served
Erie County

Not Yet Validated

SID
15962

Friends of Night People



Contact
394 Hudson St
Buffalo, NY 14201
(716) 884-5375


Description
Serves the homeless, working poor, and transient individuals. Program services include meals served daily, clothing, medical, food pantry (see separate record), shower and laundry facilities, support services, and case management.

Hours
Lunch: Wednesday & Thursday, 11:30am-1:00pm. Dinner: Monday-Sunday, 5:00pm-7:00pm. Holiday hours below.General Medical and podiatry clinic: 1st, 3rd, 4th Tuesday.Case Management: Saturday through Wednesday, 11am-7pm.2017 Holiday DatesThanksgiving: 11:30 to 1PMChristmas Eve: 5-7pmChristmas Day: 11:30am-1pmNew Year's Eve: 11:30 am-1pmNew Year's Day: 5 to 7 pm

Eligibility
Open to all.

Documents Required
Walk-in or call.For shower or laundry reservations call (716) 884-5375 ext. 201

Area Served
Erie County

Not Yet Validated

SID
15963

Lincoln Memorial United Methodist



Contact
641 Masten Ave
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716) 884-7664


Description
Clothing closet that provides slightly used men, women, and children's clothing along with shoes and more.

Hours
Tuesdays and Saturdays form 10:00am - 12:00pm

Eligibility
Open to all

Documents Required
Walk In. No proof of income, residency, etc. required.

Area Served
Erie County

Not Yet Validated

SID
15965

T.J. Dulski Community Center



Contact
129 Lewis St
Buffalo, NY 14206
(716) 893-7222


Description
Hope Center Services: Comprehensive services and/or programs for individuals or families who are low income, homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless. Offers benefit screening and application assistance, housing search assistance, advocacy, and community events throughout the year. Housing First: Permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals. Provides housing and intensive case management services. Homeless Outreach Services: engages and works with those living on the street to secure, shelter, housing and other needed services. Urban Diner Soup Kitchen: Open to anyone in need, Monday-Friday, 3:00pm-5:00pm. Code Blue Shelter: provides nighttime shelter to homeless individuals and families in need when the weather dips below 32 degrees. Clothing Boutique: supplies both job interview and regular clothing for anyone in need.Personal Essentials Pantry: Provides personal care items (toothbrushes, soap, dish liquid, shampoo etc.) for those in need. Hours are 1:30pm-4:30pm the first 3 Thursdays of each month. Member of the WNY Holiday Partnership which provides toys and gifts to low income families for the winter holidays.2017 Holiday Meals: Thanksgiving Meal, November 23rd from 12:00 to 2:00pm, Christmas Meal December 21st from 3:00 to 5:00PM, New Year's Eve Meal, December 29th from 3:00 to 5:00PM, New Year's Day Meal, January 2nd from 3:00 to 5:00PM

Hours
Monday-Friday, 11:00am-5:00pm.Personal Essential Pantry: First 3 Thursdays of each month, 1:30pm-4:30pm.2017 Holiday Toys: October 16-December 15, Monday - Friday, 11am-5pm

Eligibility
Individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, as well as low-income households in need.Service area: City of Buffalo.Holiday program: Must be food stamp eligible; children 12 and under.

Documents Required
Call, walk-in or registration.Holiday toys: For details about holiday assistance call 211 or 888-696-9211.

Area Served
Erie County

Not Yet Validated

SID
15968

Catholic Charities



Contact
412 Niagara St
Buffalo, NY 14201
(716) 854-3622


Description
Provides preventive services as requested through the Department of Social Services Child Protection Services referrals, specifically Kinship Preventive, Refugee Preventive and Traditional Preventive. Emergency assistance appointments include assistance with most basic needs food vouchers, food pantries referrals, Fresh Start packages, clothing, or help with filling out paperwork for our Spanish speaking clients.

Hours
Monday-Friday, 8:45am-4:45pm; to insure prompt service, call for an appointment.

Eligibility
Open to West Side and surrounding community residents.

Documents Required
Call for an appointment or walk in.

Area Served
Erie County

Not Yet Validated

SID
15975

Urban Christian Ministries



Contact
967 Jefferson Ave
Buffalo, NY 14204
(716) 882-9472


Description
Meets the emergency needs of infants and very young children by providing them with a supply of diapers, infant formula, baby food, and baby care products. Limited quantities available.

Hours
Tuesday and Friday, 11:00am-2:00pm; Thursday, 11:00am-5:30pm.Summer hours on Thursday: 11:00am-3:30pm.

Eligibility
Parents with an emergency need within 14204, 14208, and 14211 zip codes.Residents outside of these zip codes will need a referral from another agency, church, etc.

Documents Required
Bring proof of residence, income, and Photo ID. A referral from an agency, church, etc. is required if outside of 14204, 14208, and 14211.

Area Served
Erie County

Not Yet Validated

SID
15976