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First Niagara Provides Support for Community Missions

by Christian Hoffman
Thu, Oct 15th 2015 09:15 am

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The First Niagara Foundation is announcing grant funding for  Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc. to provide food for local families in need through the Community Soup Kitchen. 

The First Niagara Foundation is providing $1,000 for the soup kitchen program to help Community Missions work toward the goal of creating a healthy, hunger-free community.

"At First Niagara, we believe that providing people with the resources they need to grow and prosper is one of the best investments we can make," said Annette Tomlin, First Niagara Branch Manager. "We are proud to support the Community Missions efforts to help all local families have access to nutritious food and end hunger in our community."

"Community Missions and First Niagara have partnered for many years to help fill a need in our community, and we are so grateful for their continued support," said Robyn L. Krueger, Executive Director of Community Missions. "This funding will enable us to continue to provide the resources needed for all individuals in our community to reach their full potential."  

About The First Niagara Foundation

The First Niagara Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable entity. Founded in 1998, the First Niagara Foundation is committed to supporting organizations in the communities in which we live and work, with specific focus on Youth and Education, Community Development and Neighborhood Revitalization. In 2014, First Niagara contributed more than $10 million in charitable grants and sponsorships to community partners across the bank's four-state footprint.  For additional information on First Niagara, visit us at, follow us on Twitter @FirstNiagara, or like us on Facebook at FirstNiagaraBank.

About Community Missions

Community Missions has provided the Niagara 43, CMI provided over 76,000 meals and nearly 10,500 nights of care within its crisis services programs. Additional agency programs serve adults and youth with psychiatric disabilities, parolees, at-risk youth and other underserved populations in both residential and recovery-oriented settings. For more information, please visit


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By The Numbers...

In 2017, Community Missions provided:

12,045 nights of shelter

109,727 meals

6,920 individuals with clothing

2,179 care days in Youth Services

44,719 care days in Recovery Services

70,145 care days in Housing Services

187 opportunities for Faith Development


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