Arby’s in Batavia donates $15K to Operation Honor in Orleans

Provided photo: Pictured from left in front include Kevin Bogan, Jim Mirand, both of the Knights of Columbus. In back include Archie Washak, Steven Winans, Bob Fox from Knights of Columbus, Jennifer Thom of Operation Honor, and Howie Gardner.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 April 2023 at 6:57 pm

MEDINA – Bill Meland, owner/operator of Arby’s in Batavia, has made a generous donation of $15,000 to Operation Honor, a non-profit organization in Orleans County that supports local veterans. Operation Honor was founded in 2017 to help veterans with everyday needs and bills.

This is the second time Meland has donated to a local organization that helps out veterans. Meland said he makes the donations to support organizations that assist veterans. He does so because he did not have the opportunity to enlist in the military so this is his way of serving.

The check for $15,000 was presented to Operation Honor by the Knights of Columbus on Meland’s behalf.