News Release
 August 25, 2021
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

(Williamsville, NY) - Tops Friendly Markets, in collaboration with several village officials, will be kicking off their 5th Annual School Pride Food Drive to benefit three local food pantries - Tri Community Food Pantry, St. Martha's, and Trinity Episcopal. While this year’s event will look a little different than in years past the enthusiasm to support those in need in the community is still alive and well.

To make a non-perishable food donation the community is encouraged to stop by on Saturday, September 18 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm at any one of three participating Tops locations to support not only their local participating school, but coordinating food pantry:

Tops 5175 Broadway in Depew will have volunteers from Depew High School Academy of Finance and will benefit Tri-Community Food Pantry. The Depew Fire Department will also be on hand.

Tops 4777 Transit Rd. in Depew will have volunteers from St. Mary’s High School and will benefit Trinity Episcopal Food Pantry. Twin District Fire Department will be on site.

Tops 6363 Transit Rd. in Depew will have volunteers from John Sciole and Hillview Elementary Schools and will benefit St. Martha's Food Pantry. Bowmansville Fire Department will be on site.

“We’re excited to once again host the annual School Pride Food Drive to benefit those in need in our community,” said Courtney Mailhot, community relations coordinator for Tops Friendly Markets. “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.”

A special thank you to Erie County Legislator, Frank Todaro, Village of Depew Mayor, Kevin Peterson, and Town of Cheektowaga Supervisor, Diane Benczkowski, for once again sponsoring the event.


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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