Provisions 139 is a market-style food pantry at 139 Vermont Street, Buffalo that was created to serve and support our neighborhood. We source local produce, celebrate the talents of our neighbors, and provide provisions and more to those who call the West Side home—at no charge.
Hours at Provisions 139
Current hours (as of October 12, 2022):
Wednesdays from 12-3 p.m.
Thursdays from 5-7 p.m.
Every third Wednesday is also our mobile pantry day. On these days, Provisions 139 remains open AND we host a mobile pantry in front of the building. The mobile pantry is open to everyone (all zip codes welcome), starts at 12 p.m., and lasts until supplies run out. (The mobile pantry does not run in December.)
Who can shop at Provisions 139?
People who live in zip codes 14201, 14209, 14213, and 14222 are eligible to shop at the pantry.
How do you shop at Provisions 139?
To register to shop at Provisions 139, stop by during our open hours with photo ID and proof of current address. Volunteers will help you fill out a registration form.
Once you are registered, you may visit the pantry twice per month (once from the 1st-14th and once from the 15th-31st). Sign in at the check-in table with your photo ID. A volunteer will ask you how many people live in your household. Based on your answer, you will be allotted a number of points to spend on groceries.
What is available at Provisions 139?
We generally carry shelf-stable staples like canned fruits and vegetables, cereals, pastas, beans, canned tuna and chicken, juice, and more. We also carry fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, fish, and meats. Thanks to a partnership with the SPCA Serving Erie County, we have limited quantities of dry cat and dog food. Finally, we are the West Side partner of Every Bottom Covered and carry diapers and wipes (more info below).
West Side Diaper Bank at Provisions 139
Provisions 139 and Every Bottom Covered jointly launched the West Side Diaper Bank in November 2022. Families in Provisions 139’s service zip codes (14201, 14209, 14213, and 14222) may pick up 25 diapers per eligible child two times per month (once from the 1st-14th and once from the 15th-31st).
To enroll at the West Side Diaper Bank, please bring photo ID, proof of address, and birth certificate(s) of child(ren) to registration and first visit.
How can you support Provisions 139?
To donate goods to Provisions 139, please give us a call at (716) 884-6616 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to start the conversation.
To monetarily support Provisions 139, head to our donation form and select “Provisions 139 pantry” in the “Please direct my gift to” drop-down menu.
To volunteer with Provisions 139, please fill out our volunteer application. A member of our team will be in touch with you to discuss next steps.