Buffalow Family and Friends, Inc. is proud to announce the grand opening
of the new Buffalow Family And Friends Multipurpose Center located in Southgate Shopping
Center, 2403 Bainbridge Blvd., Suite B, Chesapeake, Va. 23324. The grand opening celebration
and ribbon cutting will take place at the Multipurpose Center on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, from
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The newly remodeled 8,000-square-foot complex includes a conference room, private meeting
spaces, a multimedia projection room, and several small offices. The spacious area in the rear of
the building is available for exhibits, receptions, and large private and public gatherings year-round.
The additional space will allow Buffalow Family and Friends to expand community services to
include health screenings, tutoring, STEM initiatives, and mentorship workshops focused on
addressing food insecurity.
The grand opening will feature many Buffalow Family and Friends, Inc. community partners offering free health and wellness services including blood pressure and A1C checks from Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, COVID-19 vaccinations and sexual health information from the Chesapeake Health Department, overdose prevention support from Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Health, and community support from Healthy Chesapeake, The CROP Foundation, and Anthem. Guests are invited to tour the facility and enjoy light refreshments after the ceremony.
Since 2010, Nischelle and Delena Buffalow have focused their efforts on addressing food insecurity for South Norfolk families and seniors. “We’re looking forward to serving our Chesapeake community, especially the residents and businesses of South Norfolk. With the addition of the new Multipurpose Center, we can expand our efforts to include more community partners and workshops to address all factors of health and wellbeing of our residents.”
The Multipurpose Center is located adjacent to the Buffalow Family and Friends Community Pantry, a local food and resource bank for the South Norfolk Community. The pantry operates
Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. offering free food and essential items to
over 400 seniors a month, as well as serving as a hub for the local homeless population. Mobile
pantry events are held at the location on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Donations of
food and essential supplies are always welcome. There is no residency requirement to access
Community members who wish to utilize the space are encouraged to contact Nischelle or
Delena Buffalow at Info@buffalowfamily.org. More information about the Buffalow Family And
Friends mission may be found on their website buffalowfamily.org and Buffalow Family and
Friends Facebook page.