2024 Sweet Expectations to benefit FeedMore WNY

Signature fundraiser features tastings, live music, chef demo, and more

The time has come, once again, to indulge in a world of sweet delights, while supporting one of Buffalo’s most heralded non-profits. We should all know by this time, the positive contributions that FeedMore WNY has put forth in this city. The organization provides nutritious food and support to food insecure community members of all ages throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties. It should be duly noted that in 2023, FeedMore WNY provided enough food for approximately 16.9 million meals throughout its service area!

“Food insecurity exists in every community throughout our four-county service area. Unfortunately, the need for food assistance only continues to grow, especially among some of our most vulnerable neighbors. Last year, the number of children who rely on FeedMore WNY increased nearly 20 percent, while the number of older adults who receive assistance from FeedMore rose by 35 percent,” said Tara A. Ellis, president and CEO of FeedMore WNY. “The Sweet Expectations fundraiser is so important because it enables us to continue our vital programs and services. We hope everyone is able to attend this event to enjoy an evening of food and festivities while supporting our community members in need.”

Sweet Expectations – to benefit FeedMore WNY – is being held on Wednesday, May 8, from 5 to 8 p.m., at The Show at Shea’s Seneca, located at 2188 Seneca Street in Buffalo. The event, presented by Wegmans and James Desiderio Inc., includes tastings, live music, a chef demonstration, and auction prizes.

Guests will enjoy:

A variety of sweet and savory offerings from nearly 20 local vendors

Chef Audrey Zybala of Sweet Pea Bakery will lead demonstrations decorating micro cakes with meringue and fruit compote.

Opportunity to participate in raffles and bid on auction items including signed Josh Allen memorabilia, a full suite package for a MLB Cleveland Guardians game, wine and liquor packages, tech items, etc.

Tickets are $75 per person or $150 each for VIP. VIP admission includes early access to the event and auction as well an exclusive complimentary tasting. Open bar is included in both general and VIP admission. Sweet Expectations is an age 21 and older event. Tickets and more information can be found at

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