News Release
 January 21, 2020
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and western Vermont, is encouraging the community to support its Annual Check Out Hunger campaign to benefit participating food banks beginning Sunday, January 26 - Saturday, February 15, 2020. Since 2006, Tops has raised over $4,208,000 for those who are food insecure.

A staggering one in eight individuals struggles with hunger and one in five children are food insecure and do not know where their next meal will come from. With the communities support, however, we can make a difference. When shopping at Tops simply tell your cashier you’d like to help Tops Check Out Hunger and a donation of $2, $3, or $5 will help provide food for your local food bank. “Eradicating hunger and assisting our fellow neighbors in need is part of Tops core mission so supporting this effort on an annual basis is something that we gladly stand behind,” said Frank Curci, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer for Tops Friendly Markets.

Participating food banks that will benefit from this year’s Check out Hunger Campaign include: FeedMore WNY (Formerly Food Bank of WNY) Food Bank of Rochester Foodlink Food Bank of Southern Tier Food Bank of North West Pennsylvania Food Bank of Central Pennsylvania Food Bank of the Hudson Valley Vermont Food Bank Food Bank of North East NY

To learn more about Tops Friendly Markets and its charitable programs, please visit


About Tops Friendly Markets 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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