If we wish to serve God and love our neighbor well, we must manifest our joy in the service we render to Him and them. Let us open wide our hearts. It is joy which invites us. Press forward and fear nothing.

~ St. Katharine Drexel

Catholic Charities / St. Katharine Drexel Lovejoy Outreach & Pantry 



Darlene Sery



Provides services to help assist families in our local area through hard times. This group also maintains our beautiful community garden next to the school lot. Please offer your donations of non-perishable foods after weekend masses. 


Wednesday & Friday, 9:30am-2:30pm; closed 12 noon-12:30pm for lunch.


Low income households.

Service Area: Zip code 14206 and parts of the Village of Sloan.

Intake Process

Please call for intake appointment; must provide picture ID, proof of income, proof of address and social security numbers for all household members for food; walk-ins welcome.

Head Start Program - Drexel Academy - CAO of WNY

122 Schiller StreetBuffalo, NY 14206

Main Phone


A comprehensive child development Head Start/Preschool program designed to serve income eligible children 0-5 years of age including children with disabilities and their families.


Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4pm.


Families who receive TANF, SSI, participate in the foster care system and/or are homeless are categorically eligible for the program. Families with an annual income at or below the HHS Poverty Guidelines are also eligible. In addition, at least 10% of enrollment is available to children with disabilities.

Intake Process

Call the academy to make an appointment to complete an application. Documentation required: child's birth certificate, proof of current household income, current physical and immunization records, medical insurance card.