Food drive to benefit people impacted by Buffalo shooting runs until Saturday

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Uniting and Healing through Hope is extending its food drive until Saturday to benefit communities affected by the Buffalo shooting.

People can drop off non-perishable food donations in 22 locations across Monroe County, including churches, libraries, and police stations. A complete list of locations and times they’re accepting donations is available here.

A bus will take the donations to people in Buffalo impacted by the shooting at Tops supermarket, where ten people were killed in what authorities say was a racist attack.

In addition to food, Uniting and Healing through Hope is accepting reusable grocery bags, freezer bags, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, diapers, detergent, and other personal care products.

News10NBC is a partner in the Rochester-Buffalo United Food Drive. The Rochester Red Wings and Amerks have also joined the mission.

GoFundMe has posted information on its website about how people can donate to fundraisers to help the families of the Buffalo shooting victims. The website has 16 listed fundraisers, all verified as going toward their intended cause.

One of the funds created after the Buffalo shooting for helping family members of victims and survivors recently released a plan to distribute the donations it has received.