Recent Donors

The Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels program would like to extend a sincere thank you to all who have so generously contributed to those who find it difficult to prepare daily nutritious meals. If you are a volunteer, thank you for investing your time, extending your friendship, and checking on your neighbor’s well-being.
Your generous monetary donation, annual gift, or bequest assists in our efforts to alleviate hunger and isolation and strengthen our communities, one person at a time.

(Pictured below are members of NYSCOPBA Lakeview Shock in Brocton L to R: NYSCOPBA Representative Neal Gruber, DFMOW Volunteer Sara Marsowicz, DFMOW Executive Director Deb Pacos, NYSCOPBA Reprentative Bill Makuch.)

Members of the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA) of Lakeview Correctional Facility recently presented Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels with a $600 gift to support its home-delivered meal program. The funding will allow the purchase of nearly 200 evening meals for homebound seniors who require the nutritional boost a supplemental meal will provide for them.

“NYSCOPBA is proud to assist Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels and happy to support the work they do to ensure that seniors get the help they need,” said Neal Gruber, representative. “Our members strongly believe that no senior should ever have to go hungry. We are pleased that our donation will go toward additional food supplies for those who may have little else in their cupboards.”

According to a report issued in June 2016 by the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH), New York ranks number four in the nation in terms of threat of hunger among senior citizens. Every meal that Meals on Wheels delivers provides area homebound seniors with one-third of their daily nutritional requirements. Besides the communities of Dunkirk and Fredonia, Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels also delivers to seniors in Silver Creek, Irving, Forestville, Sheridan, Brocton and Portland.

“A large percentage of seniors right here in our community suffer from food instability, meaning they are not able to afford and access food on a consistent basis,” said Debra Pacos, Executive Director for Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels. “This generous gift from NYSCOPBA will help us deliver enhanced nutrition and the healthy outcomes and peace of mind that goes with that.”

To qualify for Meals on Wheels, individuals must be age 60 or over, home-bound or incapacitated due to accident, illness, or frailty and either unable or lack the knowledge and skills to prepare meals safely. Some individuals may be eligible for assistance from the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging if unable to pay for their meals, or can only make a small contribution toward the cost.

A United Way partner agency, Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels also receives funding from foundations, community service organizations, grants and individual donors, which helps defray meal costs for individuals who can’t pay the full amount.

To make a contribution please visit or mail to Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels, 200 Lake Shore Drive West, Dunkirk, NY 14048. All donations stay in Northern Chautauqua County.

Volunteers are desperately needed, especially during the winter months. One hour per week can change a life. Individuals or groups who are interested in assisting area seniors may contact the office at (716) 366-8822 or email

Community Organizations
Allegany-Erie, Inc
Casale Plumbing
Chautauqua County Fiscal Rainibow Fund
Chautauqua County Home Auxiliary Fund
Columbus Club
Dom Polski
Dunkirk Exempts Volunteer Fireman’s Assoc.
Dunkirk Falcon Club
First Presbyterian Chruch
Fredonia Beaver Club
John W. Dill American Legion Post 434
Kosciuszko Polish Home Assn. Inc
McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home
Moniuszko Social Club
Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club

$1,000 – Over
Albin Pacos Jr.

$500 – $999
Susan Bell
Carol Oliveira
Robert & Patricia Smith

$250 – $499
Susan Bell
Robert Chizmadia
Timothy Hopkins
Richard Prechtl, DDS

$100 – $249
Minda Rae Amiran
John Brillian
Rosalie Campbell
Ron & Karen Cave
Richard & Susan Coniglio
Bob Delevan
Carrie Divine
Andrew & Teresa Dorn
Timothy & Diane Eades
Margie Farmer
Cynthia Floreno
Regina & Kenneth Goodrich
Sue Gugino
Mr. & Mrs. John C. Heid
Mr. & Mrs. Marvin D. Hine
Rodney and Joan Houck
Frances Kaus
Kenneth Kaus
Priscilla Koch
Doug Manly
Susan Marsh
Robert & Gail Miller
Thomas and Gerda Morrissey
Dr. Collins O. Osula
Sally & Ted Patterson
Larry & Sharon Perdue
Greg & Linda Prechtl
Audra Renswick
Frances and John Sullivan
Russell Swanson
Richard & Marjorie Weist
Joan Lemmler Will
Francis & Shirley Wozniak

$50 – $99
John & Ruth Antosh
Ann Bowers
Homer & Katherine Bowker
Ralph & Carolyn Burke
Dave Carr
Dennis & Marie Cecala
Richard & Susan Coniglio
Rick & Patty Donovan
Marcia Drayo
Jim & Judy Foley
John & Phyllis Ford
Dennis & Cherly Gawronski
Dorothy Godina
Diana Goulding
John Hansen
Elizabeth Horlacher
Drs. Steven & Carolyn Ihrig
Ursula Joseph
William & LaVerne Locke
Janet Mahle
Martin Maloney
Dr. James Merrins
Sandra Niedzwiecki
Richard Pachol
Steven R. Patano
Karen & Joe Porpiglia
Joe & Linda Powell
Harry & Janet Reiner
Mary & Roger
Steven Schiavone
Anthony Sellari
Pamela & Craig Senfield
Douglas Shepard
Robert Wdowiasz
Tom & Betsy White

$5 – $49
Marilyn A. Barresi
Paulette Bialaszewski
Derek Bragg
Caitlin Burlett
Linda Burton
Mary Cole
Reginald Corsi
Alvin & Audrey Crowe
Maria & Moses Cruz Jr.
Helen Deszcz
Mr. & Mrs. John Deszcz
Lisa Eikenburg
Richard & Rozanne Ellis
Jane Ellman
Jack Erickson
Diana Ermer
Jean E. Fitzer
Dick & Pat Frey
Joseph & Sylvia Greco
Jay Hardenburg
John & Carol Hardenburg
Ms. Shirley Hedrick
John Hertlein
James & Cheryl Huels
Richard Janik
Richard & Michele Johnson
Ronald Kaus
Janet Keefe
Irene Lawson
Patricia Lefferts
Raymond Lewandowski
James LoManto
Edward Long
Genevieve Ludemann
Dr. Richard Lundquist
Connie Piccolo
Gary Planty
Margaret Pokoj
Mary Jane & Ray Rutkowski
Judy Singer
Frances Smith
Iva Vicari
Margaret Tadt
Sara Trombley
Maryann Valone
Wayne & Lenette Wdowiasz
Alicia Will
Elaine & Henry Wojda
Barbara Yochym

Donations In Honor/Memory

In Honor of Donna Eberhardt
Donna Zimpfer

In Honor of Joan & Rodney Houck
Lisa Eikenberg
Bob Harris

In Honor of Sue Gugino
Patricia Kalfas

In Memory of Ann Ardill
Mr. & Mrs. Greg Catalano

In Memory of Karen Catalano Bardo
Sue Gugino

In Memory of Robert Bartkowski
Sue Gugino

In Memory of Arthur W. Bartlett Jr.
Carol L. Bartlett

In Memory of Ray & Melba Beach
Janice Zurbrugg

In Memory of Wilma Brown
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bartkowski

In Memory of Louise Cambria
Melissa & Allan Carmello

In Memory of Dick Clarke
Margaret Pokoj

In Memory of Richard B. Clarke
Richard & Shauna

In Memory of Lloyd Corell
Barbara A. Corell

In Memory of Mary Kay Donovan
Patricia Biscaro
Sylvia Clarke
Pat Ebert
Rachel Foley
Joan & Rodney Houck
Patricia Malone
Margo Perrello
Judith Reuter
Martha Wicksell

In Memory of Imogene East
Ruth Mohney

In Memory of Emily Fafinski
Reverend Donald Fafinski

In Memory of Mary Fellows
Sue Gugino

In Memory of Anthony Guido
Sue Gugino

In Memory of Ralph Hancock
Deborah Yerico

In Memory of Richard W. Harper
Barbara Czekanski
Allan, Linda & Mary Hayes

In Memory of Marie Heeder
Patty & Dave Takacs

In Memory of James M. Heid
Mr. & Mrs. John C. Heid

In Memory of Herb Horey
Rachel Foley & Tim Murphy

In Memory of William Karin
Sue Gugino
Margaret Pokoj

In Memory of Dorothy Kinner
David & Carolyn Lewandowski

In Memory of Mary Lagana
Peter Lagana

In memory of Gail Lutz-Welka
Lorraine Bailey
Rachel Foley

In Memory of Jim McIIvain
Pat Ebert
Margo Perrello
Gay & Lloyd Tanner

In Memory of Mary Pencek
David & Deborah Bartelo
Kim O’Neil
Arden Snyder
Carol Stafford
Margo & Alan Wittenberg

In Memory of Emma Pilgrim
Bob & Karen Davis

In Memory of Sara Ricotta
Ron & Mickey Pucci

In Memory of George Riscili
Shirley & Steven Riscili

In Memory of Don & Loretta Sage
Karen Dobos

In Memory of Connie Salisbury
Sue Gugino

In Memory of Teresa S. Schober
Sue & John Schober

In Memory of Monica Sekula
Margaret Pokoj

In Memory of Frances Suttmeier
Susan Ketcham

In Memory of Roger Szalkowski
Karen Szalkowski

In Memory of Elmo Tippens
Robert & Elain Tippens

In Memory of Bea Ullman
Frederick Ullman