Olean Food Pantry Fighting Food Insecurity
A Resource for Healthy Food in Our Communities
Olean Food Pantry Needs Your Help
The Olean Food Pantry has seen a 95.4% increase in food recipients the last 3 years. Will you answer the call for this increased need? You cash donation allows OFP to purchase 66% more food than by non-perishable food donations alone.
We’ve become accustomed to seeing more and MORE people visiting the Olean Food Pantry for sustenance in recent years. In 2024, it seems like each week we’re approaching or setting record-breaking numbers of individuals and families served. Increasing community need calls for a better understanding of the consequences of hunger. The most severe? Food insecurity […]
That always seems to be the lofty goal, right? End some big issue by the end of the decade. Those who profess themselves to be changemakers on a global scale always seem to kick the can a decade into the future – ending global food insecurity is no different – so the goals inevitably won’t […]
Let’s pay homage to a journey that began 70 years ago to end hunger in our communities. Olean Food Pantry began in the humblest of ways in 1954, with a small women’s group determined to feed the hungry as best they could. They decided to make a difference, and they did! Little did these remarkable […]
We’ve never seen anything quite like it. On a recent distribution day in late January, the Olean Food Pantry served more people than ever before. On this record-breaking day, we provided free grocery items and other necessities to a staggering 155 families – the most in a single day since our establishment in 1954. Of […]
Our Community PartnersOlean Food Pantry couldn’t serve local food insecurity without a little help from our friends. Thanks to organizations like FeedMore WNY, as well as local farmers and grocers, we can provide nutritious food to people in need.
FeedMore WNY offers dignity, hope and a brighter future by providing nutritious food, friendship and skills training to our Western New York neighbors in need.