Snack Attack Opens For Business

Snack Attack Opens For Business

by Dean Stresing

Small Convenience Store Provides Valuable Training

March 7, 2014 marked the Grand Opening of the Community Services Supported Employment program’s “Snack Attack” convenience store at the 452 Delaware Avenue Community Services offices in Buffalo, NY.   The small snack shop, located in the waiting area of our 452 Delaware Avenue offices, provides valuable retail and customer service training to the people that Community Services supports.

Creation of the “Snack Attack” program and shop was funded by generous grants from the East Hill Foundation and the Community Services Support Foundation.  Michelle Schmidt and Ami Greatbatch from the East Hill Foundation attended the opening and were one of the first official customers at the shop.

Community Services Support Foundation Board of Directors Members, Stephen E. Mayo, Christyn Newlin and Karen A. Silver joined Community Services CEO Mark R. Foley for a cup of coffee from the shop along with many other customers.

At the “Snack Attack” convenience store, waiting room patrons and Community Services employees can get warm lunch, a light snack, sweet treats or a “pick-me-up” coffee or soda.  Business has been brisk as the shop trained and readied for the Grand Opening in the last few weeks.

The Agency intends to expand the program to additional locations in the future.

To Learn more about the Community Services Supported Employment Program, visit https://www.csdd.net/supported-employment

The Grand Opening Ceremony

The Grand Opening Ceremony

Snack Attack Trainees Barb and Ken with Community Services Staff Michelle Zangerle (right) and Rekeem Greene (back)

Snack Attack Trainees Barb and Ken with Community Services Staff Michelle Zangerle (right) and Rekeem Greene (back)

L-R - Michelle Schmidt, Ami Greatbatch (East Hill Fndtn), Stephen Mayo (Comm Servs Support Fndtn), Mark R. Foley (Comm Servs CEO), Christyn Newlin, Karen Silver (Comm Servs Support Fndtn), Michelle Zangerle (Comm Servs for DD); Front - Barb and Ken (Snack Attack)

L-R - Michelle Schmidt, Ami Greatbatch (East Hill Fndtn), Stephen Mayo (Comm Servs Support Fndtn), Mark R. Foley (Comm Servs CEO), Christyn Newlin, Karen Silver (Comm Servs Support Fndtn), Michelle Zangerle (Comm Servs for DD); Front - Barb and Ken (Snack Attack)

Community Services Support Foundation Board Member Stephen Mayo Buys a Snack from Ken

Community Services Support Foundation Board Member Stephen Mayo Buys a Snack from Ken

Customers Line Up For The Grand Opening of the Snack Attack

Customers Line Up For The Grand Opening of the Snack Attack

 

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