BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Following the mass shooting at Tops Markets on May 14, Western New Yorkers and those outside the area are looking for ways to help the Buffalo community.

Below are some of the places people are donating, as well as places offering mental health services. This list will be updated as more organizations are confirmed.


Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund

  • 100% of funds donated to families of all 13 victims, as well as others in the store
  • Established by National Compassion Fund in partnership with Tops
  • Hopes to partner with local leaders and businesses
  • GoFundMe
  • 26 Shirts selling “Buffalo Stands Together” shirt to benefit fund
  • More information available on the fund’s website

Buffalo Together community response fund

  • Aims to address immediate community needs, long-term rebuilding, and systemic issues that have marginalized communities of color in the aftermath of the shooting.
  • Coordinated by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
  • Donate here


  • A list of verified fundraisers for the families of those affected by the shooting, and the community can be found at this link.

FeedMore WNY

FeedMore was born from the merger of Food Bank of WNY and Meals on Wheels for WNY.

  • Accepting food donations at 91 Holt St. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays
  • Also accepting donations at the Resource Council of WNY at 347 E. Ferry St. through May 25
  • Requesting donations of nonperishable protein items, shelf-stable fruits and vegetables, beverages and snack items, as well as toilet paper and related personal care products, and diapers.
  • Donate at this link.
  • Call (716) 822-2002 with any questions

Buffalo Community Fridge

A volunteer-led network of community fridges dedicated to giving Buffalo communities access to fresh and healthy food.

Catholic Charities

If individuals would like to donate directly, payment can be sent in care of “Catholic Charities: East Side
Collection” and forwarded to Catholic Charities, 741 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14209.

Erie County Clerk’s Office/Auto Bureau

Food drop-off drives are happening at the Clerk’s Office, as well as several Auto Bureau locations:

  • 92 Franklin St., Buffalo — Erie County Clerk’s Office
  • 170 Pearl St., Buffalo (Rath Building) — Erie County Auto Bureau
  • 1088 Union Rd., West Seneca (Southgate Plaza) — Erie County Auto Bureau
  • 2309 Eggert Rd., Town of Tonawanda (Sheridan Plaza) — Erie County Auto Bureau
  • 2122 George Urban Blvd., Cheektowaga (Urbandale Plaza) — Erie County Auto Bureau
  • 6853 Erie Rd., Derby (Highland Plaza) — Erie County Auto Bureau

The Mother Teresa Home

  • Accepting donations at 208 Stanislaus Street, Buffalo, NY 14212 (716) 424-0217.
  • Baby wipes
  • Diapers
  • Paper towels
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Hand soap
  • Laundry soap
  • Gift cards to target, walmart, or Aldi’s

Thurman Thomas Family Foundation

  • Accepting donations for efforts to impact families of victims and surrounding community
  • Working with community leaders and advocates for families

Food Truck Thursdays in Niagara Square

  • Personal care items like toothpaste, paper towels, toilet paper and soap are being collected for Jefferson Avenue neighbors.

Response to Love Center

  • Accepting donations at 130 Kosciuszko Street, Buffalo, NY 14212 (716) 894-7030.
  • Canned goods
  • Personal care items (deodorant, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, brushes, combs)
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Hand soap
  • Clorox bleach
  • Gift cards to Target or Walmart

The Salvation Army

Donations of food and money are being accepted. The Salvation Army‘s food pantry is open to the community.

  • Client Choice Food Pantry – 960 Main Street, Buffalo (Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Harvest House

  • 175 Jefferson Ave.
  • Accepting donations of clean clothing, toys, books, beds, cribs, high chairs, strollers
  • Raising money through sale of shirts from Buffalo Icon Apparel at this link
  • Click here for hours and more information

Mental Health Resources

Johnny B. Wiley Center

  • 1110 Jefferson Ave.
  • Free grief support and conversation
  • Daily from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. through June 3
    • Supports provided by Crisis Services, Spectrum, Best Self, and Endeavor
    • Spiritual support and conversation is being provided by the American Red Cross and other faith leaders

Community Resource Center

  • 347 East Ferry St.
  • Provides trauma-informed support and immediate services to residents
  • Open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m., Saturday from 2-6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Closed May 30 for Memorial Day).
  • Available to all residents as long as it remains needed in the community
  • Language Line Interpretation Services are available for speakers of Arabic, Burmese, Cantonese, Farsi, French, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Hmong, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese
  • Via Erie County DA, the FBI, NYS Office of Victim Services and the BPD

Food Giveaways

Jefferson Avenue

  • Thursday, May 19 – Food giveaway at corner of Utica Street and Jefferson Avenue (5:30 p.m.)

The Healing Hub

  • Friday, May 20 – 1307 Jefferson Ave., Family Dollar Parking Lot (12-2 p.m.)
  • Saturday, May 21 – 1307 Jefferson Ave., Family Dollar Parking Lot (12-4 p.m.)

Erie County

  • Every Wednesday through July 6 – 347 E. Ferry St., Resource Council (3-7 p.m.)
    • Food provided by FeedMore WNY
  • Every Friday through July 8 – 1100 Jefferson Avenue, Johnnie B. Wiley Center (3-7 p.m.)
    • Food provided by FeedMore WNY

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