November 18, 2021 – With many people in the local community in need of food this holiday season, the workforce at the West Valley Demonstration Project did their part to help the families this winter. The WVDP hosted its annual food drive, donating food to nine food pantries across the area.
During this year’s food drive, food donations were given to the WVDP’s home pantry, the West Valley Food Pantry, along with food pantries in Little Valley, Ellicottville, Cattaraugus, Dayton, Delevan, Franklinville and two in Springville. Each food pantry received 40 turkeys and a large pallet of seasonal and basic food needs. With the food donations, monetary donations and in‐kind donations the pantries received because of the food drive, WVDP Facility Manager and Food Drive Coordinator Lettie Chilson said it was equivalent to 118,000 pounds of food donated this year. “It was a really good year this year,” Chilson said. Link to article