Oakfield Food Pantry and Community Center hosts benefit | Top Story

OAKFIELD — The Goose Food Pantry and Neighborhood Center, 33 S. Primary St., gave folks a possibility around the weekend to see its services for the initially time and to add to the Warrior Home of WNY.

Warrior Dwelling of WNY is a not-for-revenue farm situated in Orleans and Niagara counties. The farm is made up of approximately 1500 acres focused to for searching geese, ducks, turkey, deer, and pheasant. Its hunts are geared to wounded Vets, and young children who have missing there father in a war. Personal commercial hunts are accessible as very well for a donation in direction of its induce.

Pat Goodman of Oakfield reported she wished to show up at Open Property and Basket Raffle to aid the Warrior Household, which she supports in any case.

“I’ve obtained a lot of people in the services — a grandson, he’s in the National Guard,” she mentioned. She stated she has a granddaughter who’s with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Business. Her granddaughter’s boyfriend is with the New York State Law enforcement, Goodman said.

“It’s a great corporation. This is amazing — extremely nice,” she said of the Warrior Household, as perfectly as the turnout for the Open House and raffle. Goodman mentioned she put in aspect of the early morning at the celebration.

Joseph Hall of Lockport said he heard about the Open up Household and Basket Raffle by his wife. Danielle’s family members, which is from Oakfield and was also at The Goose that early morning. As considerably as raffle things, Joseph Corridor mentioned he was interested in a minor little bit of everything.

Hall claimed the Warrior Property is a worthy result in to which to add.

Tina Bak, fundraiser coordinator for The Goose, claimed this was the initially basket raffle held to assist the Warrior Dwelling.

“We are wanting to finish off remodeling in listed here. We set in a community kitchen,” she explained. “We’re wanting to host group dinners by means of below, absolutely free of cost, for the general public after a month in the close to foreseeable future.”

Bak said there will also be no cost functions this sort of as arts and crafts, and community scrapbooking.

“This is our pretty initially celebration that we’re accomplishing here. We’re with any luck , seeking to do this annually. We have a great turnout from our group and the surrounding communities,” she mentioned Saturday early morning. “We’re very content so significantly. We have had a few volunteers. Anybody hunting future year to aid us volunteer for this function, we would appreciate to have the volunteers. We also have the meals pantry that we would enjoy to have volunteers for as perfectly. We run a lot of nice items out of this area.”

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