About Us

About Us

When St. Adalbert’s parish school was closed in 1985, our community was gripped with grief, frustration, and a deep fear for the future. In their anxiety, many of our people sought an answer through prayer. It became abundantly clear that the choices were not ours; that He was giving us direction! We responded. Twenty-four hours after the school closing, June 26, 1985, the Response To Love Center was born. Here, the focus is the holistic treatment of poverty: loving care of the economically deprived, the spiritually poor, the emotionally battered, the isolated, the wounded and the broken.


The mission is to build up the kingdom of God here on earth through touching peoples’ lives, helping people to grow, teaching people to love, and leading them, in turn, to respond in love to others. We show people the path to self-sufficiency by providing them a variety of compassionate programs. Clearly, the way before us here is to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Under the leadership of Sr. Mary Johnice Rzadkiewicz and a host of volunteers the building was transformed into a community outreach center: a center of love and acceptance for all who enter. Here, our Thrift Shop clothes the naked; our Kitchen feeds the hungry; our Chapel comforts our frail elderly in spiritual warmth; and our Food Bank and Pantry stretch our families’ thin budgets. Through work and prayer, through listening to the voice of God Who directs us, and through that direction by responding to Love and with Love, we are stepping out in faith.

Location and Hours of Operation Our center is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00am until 11:45.

  • Dining Room meal is served 10:00am – 11:45am Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs.
  • Intake Office for Food Pantry 9:00am – 11:15am Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs.
  • Thrift Shops 9:00am – 12:00pm Mon-Tues-Wed Closed Thursday
  • TASC Classes / ESL 8:30am – 12:15pm Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs.


  • Since we are a faith-based organization, we are usually closed during holy days to allow our volunteers and staff time to worship.
  • We have various programs and activities that run at the center throughout the year.
  • Activity events and times are posted in the center and on-line or you can contact our office staff who can provide you with information at 894-7030.
  • In-kind donations are kindly requested to be dropped off during our standard open hours when volunteers can assist in handling them.
  • Monetary donations can be made in person or using PayPal’s secure payment system.
  • To contact us: Phone: 716-894-7030 Fax: 716-891-5474
Response to Love Center
Response to Love Center Building 130 Kosciuszko St. Buffalo, NY 14212 (716) 894-7030

Kosciuszko runs between Sycamore and Broadway. The center is located between Rother St. (one-way North) and Kosciuszko (one-way South). We are about a quarter mile from the Historic Broadway Market.

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