The Old First Ward Community Center


As a City owned building, the Old First Ward Center is required to close to the public.

The Buffalo River Food Pantry will distribute pre-boxed food items to eligible clients on THURSDAYS ONLY from 9:00am-12:00pm.

**For any questions or concerns please give us a call at (716) 856-8613**



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62 Republic Street

Buffalo, NY 14204

September - June the Community Center is open Monday through Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm

July & August the Community Center is open Monday through Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm

Please check our calendar for holiday hours

Phone: (716) 856-8613

Fax: (716) 856-8273

Please consider donating to the Old First Ward Community Center.

All donations will go towards funding our youth, senior, and community programming.

The Old First Ward Community Association was recently recognized for our transparency with a Silver Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile!

GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits. In order to get the Silver Seal, The Old First Ward Community Association shared important information with the public using our profile on Now our community members and potential donors can find in-depth financial information about our organization.

Check out our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile and tell us what you think:

The Old First Ward Community Association, Inc. partners with AmeriCorps Economic Opportunity Corps and The Service Collaborative of WNY.

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