News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 January 4, 2005
CONTACT: Stefanie Zakowicz
716-635-5885

   
(SECOND HARVEST FB OF MAHONING VALLEY) TOPS MARKETS "HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS" PROGRAM A SUCCESS -
Over $1,000 Raised for Second Harvest Food Bank of Mahoning Valley

December 22, 2004 Buffalo, NY  Due to an overwhelming show of support by Tops customers in Trumbull County, the Tops Markets Hope for the Holidays Program will donate $1,056 to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Mahoning Valley. The donation will be used for food, warm clothing and toys for low-income families in Trumbull County who would otherwise go without at this time of year.

This is the program's fourth year and the generosity of our customers never ceases to amaze us," stated Karl Oesterle, Senior Community Relations Manager. Last year Hope for the Holidays raised $170,000, but this year it exceeded projections by raising a total of $226,000 in all of its markets.

Sponsored by Tops Markets, Hope for the Holidays is an annual three-week program that ran this year from November 14th to December 4th, to help brighten the holidays for needy families. The program is very shopper friendly, as Tops customers are encouraged to help local needy families by using tear-off coupons located at cash registers. Customers have the option of choosing a voucher for the Food Bank in their respective community where all monies are ultimately donated.

Tops Markets, LLC is one of six retail operating companies under Ahold USA, one of the leading supermarket operations in the U.S. Tops currently operates 161 Tops Markets and 202 convenience stores under the Wilson Farms, Sugarcreek and Tops Xpress banners, in New York, Pennsylvania and northeast New York. Tops website can be found at www.topsmarkets.com. -end-

Note: Photos accessible online at: http://www.topsmarkets.com/SP/PressReleases/FoodBankDonations-2004/ For hard copies use contact named above.

 

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