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  1. Local Food Pantries: A Beacon of Hope for Struggling Families  – Olean Food Pantry
    January 25, 2024 @ 5:11 pm

    […] at the Olean Food Pantry, we serve nearly 2,000 individuals and families per month – mostly from Allegany and Cattaraugus counties. While a vast majority come from the greater […]


  2. Ending Food Insecurity: The Vital Role of Community Support – Olean Food Pantry
    February 1, 2024 @ 11:43 pm

    […] we know the good people we serve. Ending food insecurity in our communities requires empathy. Collectively, we’re not there yet. […]


  3. Navigating the Vicious Cycle: Food Insecurity & Poor Health in Western New York – Olean Food Pantry
    February 28, 2024 @ 6:14 pm

    […] 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 […]


  4. Why Local Food Pantries are the Frontline Heroes in the Fight Against Hunger  – Olean Food Pantry
    March 5, 2024 @ 8:50 pm

    […] to manage this battle against hunger – one individual and community served at a time. The impact positively affects the lives of many, so let’s support and recognize pantries as they fight the biggest […]


  5. Understanding & Addressing Hunger in America: A Call to Action  – Olean Food Pantry
    March 5, 2024 @ 9:19 pm

    […] How many people does the Olean Food Pantry serve today? From January 2022 through September 2023, OFP served more than 39,000 people – nearly 2,000 per […]


  6. Record-Breaking Day at the Olean Food Pantry – Olean Food Pantry
    March 6, 2024 @ 1:09 am

    […] Serving hundreds of families living with food insecurity in our communities is a great thing! It’s our mission – literally […]


  7. Rich Esposito: Defining Hunger in Our Communities – Olean Food Pantry
    May 26, 2024 @ 12:12 am

    […] a numbers guy. The hunger numbers are staggering in our communities. That reality has sunk in deeply since joining the Olean Food Pantry Board of […]


  8. PRESS RELEASE: Olean Food Pantry receives $7,500 United Way Grant to Fight Local Hunger – Olean Food Pantry
    June 17, 2024 @ 2:28 pm

    […] A $7,500 grant to the Olean Food Pantry from the United Way of Cattaraugus County aims to tackle skyrocketing local food insecurity. Commemorating its 70th year serving the Olean area, OFP will use the funds as another stepping […]


  9. Kathleen Donovan: Using Storytelling to Find Balance in Fundraising Communications – Olean Food Pantry
    July 8, 2024 @ 5:35 pm

    […] an investment the OFP Board of Directors is making in our communities, which have seen food insecurity numbers double in the last four years. To turn the slow gears of change, we must communicate the issue and gather […]


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