Niagara University Awards Vincentian Poverty Grant To Local Food Pantry
A Niagara University grant intended to support research and/or service projects that seek to alleviate poverty has been awarded to the Resurrection Life Church and Food Pantry in Cheektowaga.
Jay Stockslader, director of continuing education at NU, secured the $6,000 Vincentian Poverty Grant for Resurrection Life. The funds were used to purchase two industrial freezers – which were later named “Faith” and “Hope” – for the food pantry, which is a registered distribution center for the Food Bank of Western New York.
“Your organization, and the innovative work that you do to meet the most basic needs of individuals and families with dignity and respect impressed the committee as fulfilling the requirements of the grant,” wrote the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, in a congratulatory letter to administrators at Resurrection Life.