News Release
 December 11, 2019
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops is once again looking for the communities support as it launches its 3rd Annual Food for Families Campaign in Carmel, NY. In 2019, Tops has set a goal to provide 2 million meals for our neighbors in need and invites you to be a part of this year’s campaign by making a donation.

While the Food for Families campaign officially kicked off on Sunday, November 24, 2019 across the chains three state imprint, the Little Brown Bag of Hope campaign will continue through December 28 in store and online. Customers can easily purchase a Little Brown Bag of Hope paper icon at the register anytime they shop. At the register customers will be asked if they want to support the campaign by buying a $5 Breakfast, $10 Lunch, and/or $20 Dinner for someone in need in our community.

Virtual Little Brown Bags of Hope will also be available for purchase online by simply visiting so no matter what the weather, a donation can be made right from their phone, tablet, or desktop. Here customers can select what food bank they wish their donation to benefit.

Many locals love the tradition of bringing or purchasing their donation at the store and joining the Tops team, local media sponsor WSPK and volunteers for the one day food drive which will culminate with the Food for Families campaign on Friday, December 13, 2019. Donations can be made throughout the day at the Tops Friendly Market located at 1936 US Rt 6, Carmel, NY.

“Tops Markets’ Food for Families program is a great source of food for the Food Bank of Northeastern New York including the Food Bank of The Hudson Valley and many of the other food pantries and other agencies we serve. It will help us feed thousands of hungry people in our area. We thank Tops for being such a great partner of the Food Bank by assisting us in so many ways. We look forward to being part of this great program once again,” said Mark Quadnt

History of Food for Families What began as a one day campaign in Buffalo, NY to benefit the Food Bank of WNY has since expanded across the entire chains footprint reaching into Rochester, and Syracuse, NY as well as Erie, PA impacting nine local food banks in total. Last year alone, and thanks to the extreme generosity of the community over 329,000 pounds of food were donated chain wide.


Tops Markets, LLC is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 159 full-service supermarkets with five additional franchise stores and is the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York. As a leading grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and western Vermont, and with the support of 14,000 associates, our core mission is to help our communities flourish. We support programs that seek to eradicate hunger and disease; promote the education of our youth; and to ensure we reduce environmental waste and energy consumption while providing our customers with sustainably sourced, high quality products. For more information, visit


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