News Release
 July 10, 2020
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

Williamsville, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, along with its community partners at the PepsiCo Foundation were proud to present the Salvation Army with $100,337 during a press event held at the Salvation Army (960 Main St., Buffalo) today, Friday, July 10 at 1:30 pm. These much needed funds will help 65 local units throughout our geographic area by providing vital food and supplies to those struggling in our community especially during these unprecedented times.

Over the span of just over two months, for every $1 donation made online at, both Tops and PepsiCo matched this donation equaling $3 in funds for the Salvation Army. What’s more is that every time a customer made a purchase of any pizza at a Tops Friendly Market Carry-out Café during the month of May, 25% of their purchase benefitted the Salvation Army as well.

“Not only are we appreciative of the generosity of the community but of course of the Pepsico Foundation for their kindness and financial support for the Salvation Army” said John Persons, president and chief operating officer for Tops Friendly Markets. “Now more than ever we wanted to make sure we are doing all that we can to help our local neighbors in need.” "The Salvation Army is blessed to have been chosen by Tops and the PepsiCo Foundation as the beneficiary of their Hope Is Greater Than Fear fundraiser,” said Major Annette, director of County Operations for the Erie County Salvation Army. “The money raised in the campaign will be distributed back to the communities where it was raised – helping those Salvation Army Corps to serve those in need in their respective communities. Thank you to everyone in the community that donated to this fundraiser, and enabled their donation to triple for the cause!"

# # # About Tops Friendly Markets

Tops Markets, LLC is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 157 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 14,500 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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