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Assisting Families in Districtwide Food Collection

Tiger's Den Assisting families as the holiday season approaches, the Amherst Central School District will hold a district-wide food drive for the Tigers Den Food Pantry during the week of Nov. 4-8.


The Amherst Central School District, in partnership with St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Eggertsville and the Food Bank of WNY, offers a collaborative food pantry to families who qualify in the 14226 and 14221 zip codes regardless if they have children attending the school district. Based at St. Paul's Church Lutheran Church at 4007 Main Street, the Tiger's Den Food Pantry allows families to enroll in the pantry program and choose boxed, canned and perishable food items once a month.


Throughout the school year, each building organizes several collections for the pantry. During this collective effort to help restock the pantry shelves, each school building is asked to donate certain items. Items can be placed in the large collection bins at each school building.


Amherst Central High School is collecting: (bins in library, give gift cards to librarian)

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Spices (cumin, curry, cinnamon, turmeric)
  • $15 grocery gift cards

 Amherst Middle School is collecting:

  • Boxed mashed potatoes
  • Boxed stuffing mix
  • Canned yams/sweet potatoes
  • $15 grocery gift cards

 Windermere Boulevard Elementary School is collecting:

  • Cooking oil
  • Juice
  • Canned soups (no chicken noodle)
  • $15 grocery gift cards

 Smallwood Drive Elementary School is collecting:

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Shampoo
  • $15 grocery gift cards  

Community members can take donations of these items directly to the Tiger's Den Food Pantry, 4007 Main Street, Eggertsville, during the pantry hours of 3-7 p.m. on Thursdays, Nov. 7 and Nov. 21 or on Saturdays, Oct. 26, Nov. 9, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations can be dropped at the church office weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.