News Release
 January 19, 2021
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 excited to kick off this year’s Check Out Hunger campaign by announcing an extremely generous donation of $25,000! This donation was made by a couple from Williamsville, NY who wishes to remain anonymous. Tops has matched this donation in hopes that this would help springboard the momentum for this year’s Annual campaign.

“We were overwhelmed by the generosity displayed by these Western New Yorkers,” said Diane Colgan, senior vice president, Tops Friendly Markets. “Instead of purchasing a new car, which they decided they really didn’t need at this time, they elected to help those in need in their community instead. It goes without saying that they are exemplifying that Buffalo is truly the City of Good Neighbors.”

Check Out Hunger benefits participating food banks and begins Sunday, January 24 - Saturday, February 13, 2021. Since 2006, Tops has raised over $4,519,740 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 community’s 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, chief executive officer and chairman for Tops Friendly Markets.

Participating food banks that will benefit from this year’s Check out Hunger Campaign include: • FeedMore WNY • Food Bank of Central NY • Foodlink of Rochester • Food Bank of Southern Tier • Food Bank of the Hudson Valley • Food Bank of NW PA • Food Bank of Central PA • Food Bank of NE NY • Food Bank of Vermont

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 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 15,000 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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