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  • Our Mission

    Enhancing the quality of life in Western New York by donating to individuals, families 
    and community programs 
    in honor of our hero, John.
  • The John Fiore Foundation 
    ​Little Free Food Pantry

    On November 20, 2021, we proudly opened our little free food pantry at 1910 Falls Street in Niagara Falls, it's open to the public and we ask that you take what you need and donate what you can. 

Since 2010, because of YOUR kindness, generosity and belief in us, we              have been able to donate over $600,000 through May 2024.                   This includes $105,578 to organizations, families and individuals           in our community in 2023. 
We are humbled and forever grateful, you inspire us to continue working hard for our community in honor of our hero, John. 

Wheelbarrow Of Booze Raffle

The John Fiore Foundation is honored to announce that this year’s Wheelbarrow of Booze raffle will benefit Lockport residents Mark and Marlo Barbaro. 
On April 7th, the Barbaros tragically lost their home and everything in it. The fire broke out in their shed and spread to the garage and to their entire house in a matter of minutes. More than 40 calls were placed to 911 but emergency services did not get to the home in time,  and everything was lost. Insurance is not covering a complete rebuild of their home nor replacement of all belongings. Mark is a truck driver and Marlo is a nurse. Both work hard in our community. Help us support them at this devastating time. 
Tickets are $5 each and available below and also via Venmo at @johnfiorefoundation. 
Drawing will be held at the 15th Annual John Fiore Foundation Memorial Golf Tournament on August 10th. 
You do not have to be there to win it! 
Let’s show the Barbaros just how generous our amazing community is! 

Buffalo Fun Raffle

Josh Allen Signed Buffalo Bills jersey

Buffalo Bills/Buffalo Sabres Corian Cornhole Boards with drink holders

18 Pack of Labatt Blue Light

12 Pack of Twisted Tea

You do not need to be present to win and the winner will be drawn on Saturday, August 10th at our 15th annual golf tournament. 


Please do not register if you do not already have a team reserved

15th Annual John Fiore Foundation Memorial Golf Tournament 
August 10, 2024 at Willowbrook Golf Course in Lockport, NY.
Basket raffle, live auctions, 50/50 split all open to the public.

2024 John Fiore Foundation Memorial Golf Tournament Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Washington Mills

Dinner Sponsors

Northwest Bank

The Rochester Crazies

Lunch Sponsors

Nu-Era Services

Exceptional Learner Services and Momentum Behavior Services

Cart Sponsors

Cardinal Sales

Stride Behavior Services

Niagara Metal

Katz Americas

Kid Success, Inc.

Totally Buffalo Cares

The Wright Family


E-Z Loan Auto Sales

Rose and Steve Zambotti

Corporate Sponsors

Motion Concepts

Law Offices of Nancy Rothenberg

Ferguson Electric

Expert Lawn Care

Empire Coating, Inc.

Personal Sponsors

Joan Hittleman, Ph.D.

Lynda Herman

Tammy and Randy Gorzka

SUNY Niagara CCC Wrestling

The Levin Family

Don and Karen Singleton

Ron D'Grillo and Karen Salciccioli

Time To Dance

American Legion NY Post 381

Connor, Brittany, Rosalie, Anthony, Collin and Luciana

Barbara and Tracey DeGeorge

The John Fiore Foundation

​Little Free Food Pantry

Click on the pantry picture to get to our Facebook page

We’re so very excited to have opened our Little Free Food Pantry to the public on November 20, 2021! 

We are beyond grateful to all who made our dream come to fruition: Councilman Ken Tompkins for believing in us and for making all of the necessary connections, Kendra Cleri, Jacqueline Johnson, Geoffrey Burns & John Walp for dedicating their Facebook birthday fundraisers to us, MJ Alessi for her guidance & inspiration, Gary Johnson for building the box from a crazy idea in our heads, Brian Markovich & David Dingman for ensuring that it was installed properly, Joanne Lorenzo for allowing us to place it on the property. We appreciate you all more than you could possibly know. Anyone can bring items to help fill the box at anytime at 1910 Falls Street at the corner of 19th 

and Falls Street, it is well lit and there is a security camera.


Ronnie, Dana & Diane

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The family and friends of John founded the John J. Fiore Memorial Golf Tournament in 2009 (incorporated as The John Fiore Foundation in 2019 and we received 501c3 status in 2020) as a way to honor his memory after he passed away on Flight 3407 in Clarence, New York on February 12, 2009. 

John dedicated his life to his family and his country, spending 30 years serving the United States in both the Marine Corps and the Air Force He fought for our freedom in Vietnam, Desert Storm and had 2 tours of duty in the Iraqi War. John retired from active duty as Chief Master Sergeant in 2006  and was due to retire from his civilian career at Washington Mills in 2011. Our hero continues to be sorely missed. 

John always had a special place in his heart for children, having spearheaded fundraisers for Children's Hospital and various local organizations.  We have been able to raise over $287,500 in our first fourteen years for the Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo. In addition, we've raised over $66,000 for WNY Heroes, $20,000 to SABAH, Inc., $9,900 for Diamonds In The Ruff Animal Rescue and $216,600 for other organizations and local families in need. That brings our thirteen-year grand total to over $600,000 through the end of 2023. The family and friends of John thank everyone that has played a role in our success, we couldn't do it without the love 

and support of so many wonderful people.

* Member, Upward Niagara Chamber of Commerce

*Member, Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce

*December 2021 Coach Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls, USA Charity Of The Month  

* December 2020 Berardi Immigration Law Giving Tuesday Recipient

* August 2020 Cellino Plumbing Non-Profit of the Month

* January 2019 One Buffalo Community Award Presented by Pegula Sports and Entertainment

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