We Rocked Out Hunger! 

Thank you to the generous people of Western, New York, donating to this
fabulous cause! 

As a sponsor for the 15th year in a row we are so proud to share the results.  
We collected:

  • 2,300 TURKEY'S
  • $53,000 IN CASH


Rock Out Hunger with Upstate Chevrolet and 97 Rock

The Upstate Automotive Group is proud to present The 14th Annual Operation: Rock Out Hunger, in conjunction with 97 Rock to support the Foodbank of Western NY. It will be held from November 19th - 26th in the Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital parking lot, 1540 Maple Road in Williamsville.

97 Rock's DJ Jickster will live on a Food Bank of WNY trailer for an entire week as he collects donations of frozen turkeys, nonperishable food items and funds to feed families in need this holiday season and beyond. Join us in our efforts to fight hunger by donating, volunteering, or stopping by to visit Jickster. While you're there make sure to drop an entry blank in our Upstate Auto Group Free Buffalo Sabres Hockey Ticket Giveaway box! The Upstate Family is so proud to be the sponsor for our 14th year in a row to help so many needy people in our area.

Food Bank of WNY in Need of Turkey and Holiday Food Staples

97 Rock's" DJ Jickster will live on a Food Bank of WNY trailer for the entire week as he collects donations of frozen turkeys, nonperishable food items and funds to benefit the hungry families, children, seniors and veterans who depend on the Food Bank and its partner agencies. This year, "Operation: Rock Out Hunger" has set a goal of collecting 3,000 turkeys for those in need.

For the 1 in 8 individuals at risk of hunger in the Food Bank's service area, a bountiful holiday meal is not a given. The Food Bank works tirelessly to ensure our neighbors in need have enough to eat during the holiday season and throughout the year - but we need the community's help," said Tara A. Ellis, president and CEO of the Food Bank of WNY. "We thank DJ Jickster, '97 Rock,' 7 Eyewitness News and Kaleida Health for making 'Operation: Rock Out Hunger' possible, and we encourage the Western New York community to come out and support this drive to benefit our less fortunate neighbors.

In addition to the collection at "Operation: Rock Out Hunger," donations of food and funds can be dropped off at the Food Bank at 91 Holt St., Buffalo, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Donations also can be made online at www.foodbankwny.org.

About The Food Bank of WNY
The Food Bank of WNY is the primary hunger-relief organization in Western New York, obtaining and distributing food to 317 member agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, group homes and youth programs in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties. Through these agencies, the Food Bank of WNY serves as many as 140,000 individuals in any given month, including 45,300 households, 54,500 children and infants and 18,370 seniors. For more information, visit www.foodbankwny.org.