News Release
 March 10, 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 Vermont, is once again teaming up with the Boy Scouts for its annual Scouting for Food event. This year, the Seneca Waterways Council Boy Scouts of America is teaming up with 18 area Tops Friendly Markets locations to collect food for area food banks. Donations can be dropped off throughout the week of March 14-21 at the following Tops locations:

450 West Ave., Rochester, NY 2345 Buffalo Rd., Rochester, NY 1900 Clinton Ave. S., Rochester, NY 6272 Furnace Rd., Ontario, NY 1215 Jefferson Rd., Henrietta, NY 1601 Penfield Rd., Rochester, NY 3507 Mt. Read Blvd., Greece, NY 2140 Walworth-Penfield Rd., Walworth, NY 999 East Ridge Rd., Irondequoit, NY 5150 North Street, Canandaigua, NY 76 Kendall St., Clifton Springs, NY 6179 NY Rt. 96 Farmington, NY 1800 Lake Rd., Hamlin, NY 98 South Ave., Hilton, NY 27 Slayton Ave., Spencerport, NY 285 Upper Falls Blvd., Rochester, NY 1963 Kingdom Plaza, Waterloo, NY 321 Liberty Street, Cooperstown, NY

Scouts will be collecting donations at Tops throughout the week with Scouts often on site March 14-March 21 as follows: Saturday, March 14 10am-4pm Sunday, March 15 10am-4pm Saturday, March 21 10am-4pm Join us for LIVE radio remotes with 98PXY at our Penfield Rd. location from 10am-12 pm or at our Jefferson Rd. location from 11am-1pm with WARM 101.3 Monday - Friday March 16 to March 20 (6pm - 8pm only)

Non-perishable suggested items for donation include (but are not limited to): • Pasta & Rice • Canned fruits and vegetable items • Peanut Butter • Soups, Juices & Cereal • Paper Products & Toiletries • No glass containers “At Tops we are committed to eradicating hunger and enhancing the quality of life for children through education and by way of this food drive, we are not only educating our children about the importance of giving back and helping those less fortunate, but we are engaging them as well with each donation they help collect through their commitment with the Boy Scouts,” said Kathy Sautter, public and media relations manager for Tops Friendly Markets.

“The Scouting for Food Drive is the single largest community service projects our Scouts participate in annually across our five-county area. It has a significant impact in helping restock the shelves at over 40 neighborhood food pantries as they prepare for the increased need from families during school breaks and summer,” said Stephen Hoitt, Seneca Waterways Council Scout Executive/CEO. He added, “We’re proud to partner, again this year, with Tops Friendly Markets to bring awareness to the issues of food insecurity and help families in need.” To learn more about this event visit or


About Tops 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

About the Seneca Waterways Council, Boy Scouts of America. Seneca Waterways Council, The Seneca Waterways Council, Boy Scouts of America serves the youth in Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, Seneca, and Yates Counties by providing an educational program for youth to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness. Learn more at


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