The Buffalo Burrito Project meets on the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month year-round to prepare homemade bean and rice burritos and lunch bags to be delivered to the homeless, poor and working poor living on the streets of Buffalo.
Our street team walks the streets of Buffalo, handing out food and coffee along with blankets, socks, gloves, hats, scarves and clothing to the homeless men, women and children we encounter. We do not ask why a person is homeless or in need; we provide warm, nutritious food without judgment and with compassion and dignity, making eye contact, shaking hands, sharing hugs and sometimes sharing in a moment of prayer or blessing.
Currently, we make and deliver 100 burritos and lunches. We are part of a national grass-roots movement of Burrito Projects around the country and around the world.
Volunteers are welcome to donate needed ingredients, knit hats, scarves and gloves or donate socks, work in the kitchen or volunteer on the streets.
Volunteers in the kitchen can be of any age, including young children with a parent present. Street Volunteers can be mature teens (with a parent present) to seniors! (Sorry, young children are not able to volunteer on the street).