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 September 7, 2022):
Wednesdays (except every 3rd Wednesday) from 12-3 p.m.
Thursdays from 5-7 p.m.
Every 3rd Wednesday is our mobile pantry day. On these days, Provisions 139 is closed but we host a mobile pantry in front of West Side Community Services (next door at 161 Vermont Street). The mobile pantry opens at 1 p.m. and lasts until supplies run out.
Who can shop at Provisions 139?
People who live in zip codes 14201, 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 and fill out a registration form. You must bring photo ID. Volunteers are available to help you complete your form.
Once you are registered, you may visit the pantry twice per month (once in the first half of the month and once in the second half). 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. We generally have 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, meats, and dairy items.
How can you support Provisions 139?
To volunteer at Provisions 139, you must first fill out our volunteer application. A member of the staff will be in touch with you once you submit a completed application. Volunteers must be available during the times the pantry is open.
To donate goods to Provisions 139, please give us a call at (716) 884-6616 or email email@example.com to start the conversation.
To monetarily support Provisions 139, head to our donation form and indicate “Provisions 139” in the comment field.