The Genesis Center of WNY, Inc.

We are a food-sustaining, not-for-profit agency that provides sustenance to those in need in the South Buffalo community. Together, let us transform compassion into action, ensuring that no neighbor goes to bed hungry.

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Find help now

To learn more about our emergency and recovery services, please call us at (716) 822-1901 or send us a message.
Enjoy our delectable dine-in and take-out options every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
Savor our delightful eat-in dining and take-out meals every Saturday from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

Indulge in our offerings every Thursday with two convenient time slots:

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, excluding November and December.

We proudly provide our neighbors with gently used children’s clothing ranging from sizes 0 to 8, along with essential baby care items.


Help, hope and opportunity

We are a food-sustaining, not-for-profit agency that provides sustenance to those in need in the WNY South Buffalo community. We offer home-cooked free meals four days a week from our Community Soup Kitchen. We also distribute groceries provided primarily by FeedMore of WNY to eligible 14210 neighbors from our Food Pantry.

Citywide impact

Thanks to you, Caridad has been keeping its doors open to safely serve New Yorkers in crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Meals served in 2020


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Caring During the COVID19

Vulnerable neighbors are still in need of critical care. Our Red Doors continue to stay open every day and you can help.

Latest News

Updates from the Caridad

stories of change

Jackson seeking a second chance

Jackson experienced homelessness for years. He was a cocaine and alcohol addict off and on for over 20 years. Despite his struggles, Jackson never thought he would enroll in any of Caridad’s programs. For years, Jackson would come through our doors for a rare lunch or dinner. It was only when he started seeing people he knew from the streets get the help that they needed, that he was inspired to make a change in his own life.
“I wasn’t happy doing drugs and drinking. I was always miserable. That’s when I decided to come to the Caridad and enter the Fresh Start program.”

We've Joined Forces

We're serving more. Because of you.

In order to effectively combat the epidemic of homelessness affecting nearly 80,000 people in New York City and to meet the needs of our neighbors across the New York metro area, Caridad and Drib Rescue Mission have joined forces with The Env Mission. Leveraging more than 400 years of combined service, three historic organizations have united to reimagine the fight against poverty and homelessness.