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Monday, June 6, 2022

Food drive seeks to help Buffalo residents

A community food drive is underway to assist Buffalo residents left without a nearby supermarket after the May 14 massacre at a Tops Market on Jefferson in the Masten District.

The Village of Attica is accepting non-perishable donations through June 10 at its office on 9 Water St. The food drive is supporting State Sen. Patrick Gallivan’s effort with the Resource Council of WNY’s “Community Response — Love in Action” campaign.

“Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated,” said Mayor Nathan Montford in a Facebook Post. “Let’s prove once again how this community always steps up for others in times of need.”

The Tops Market on Jefferson Avenue has been closed since the shootings occurred. The area been described as a “food desert” for nearby residents in the years before the store opened, due to the lack of easy supermarket access.

City of Buffalo and Tops Market officials are discussing reopening the store as soon as possible but no date has been set.    --By Matt Surtel

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