News Release
 November 2, 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 Vermont, is pleased to announce that it has drawn the winner of its annual Free Gas & Groceries Campaign. The campaign, which ran from September 26 – October 9, 2021 at all participating Tops locations, helped to raise $17,459 for Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.

The lucky recipient of Free Gas & Groceries is Alana Hernandez of Rochester, NY. She will be presented her prize at the Tops Friendly Markets located at 1900 Clinton Ave. S., in Rochester, NY on Thursday, November 4 at 11:30 am. Alana won $5,200 in Tops gift cards that can be used toward gas or groceries.

During the campaign Tops shoppers were encouraged to make a difference for families in their own backyard while having a chance to win a year's worth of gas and groceries from Tops Friendly Markets. Customers simply purchased a $1 ticket which supported the dedicated and caring staff at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital who are making miracles happen every day for our most precious asset...our children. Since the campaigns inception, over $430,000 has been raised.

“At Tops it is our belief that by enhancing the quality of life for children through education and excellent health care, we build a strong future together,” said Frank Curci, CEO of Tops Friendly Markets. “Our support of the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital over the years has a long and rich history and we are proud to support such a wonderful institution that provides the much needed care for those in need in our community.”


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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