The Old First Ward Community Center


Things are still moving very quickly.

As a City owned building, the Old First Ward Center is required to close to the public. Effective immediately, we are reducing our on-site staff to one person.

Meals will still be distributed to school age youth via take-out orders. Distribution is from 12:00pm-1:00pm every weekday from our kitchen door at 62 Republic Street.

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

The Weatherization Workshop initially scheduled for Thursday March 26th at 11am will now take place on Thursday May 7th at 11am.

The Fair Housing & Tenants' Rights Workshop initially scheduled for Tuesday April 14th at 6pm will now take place Wednesday June 17th at 6pm.

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

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.

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

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