News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 March 25, 2022
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

   
TOPS SURPASSES GOAL RAISING MORE THAN 2.5 MILLION MEALS FOR AREA FOOD BANKS
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops is committed to eradicating hunger in its local communities and is proud to support its partners every year by running annual campaigns like Check Out Hunger and Food 2 and Food for Families Campaigns. Tops is proud to announce that this year these campaigns were able to raise over 2.5 million meals thanks to the generosity of the community.

These valuable campaigns help the community support food banks in their own backyards including FeedMore WNY, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania, Foodlink, Food Bank of Central New York, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Food Bank of Northeastern New York, Vermont Food Bank, and Food Bank of the Hudson Valley.

This significant contribution continues to impact hundreds of thousands of families across Tops’ three state footprint as donations continue to be delivered to local Food Banks.

“The Vermont Foodbank continues to distribute nearly twice as much food as we did prior to the pandemic to meet this unprecedented need,” says Vermont Foodbank CEO, John Sayles. “With nearly 1 in 3 people in Vermont facing hunger, we continue to work together to feed our community. The support of Tops Friendly Markets means that our neighbors have access to the food they need to thrive during these challenging times.”

According to the US Department of Agriculture over 38 million people, including over 11 million children, experienced food insecurity in 2020 with no signs of that number decreasing. As a matter of fact, many of the participating food banks that will benefit from these programs have indicated that the need is up more than 40%.

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About Tops Friendly Markets Based in Williamsville, NY, Tops Markets currently operates 150 grocery stores in New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont, including five that are run by franchisees. As the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York, with over 14,000 associates, the company is dedicated to providing sustainably sourced, high-quality products, while helping its communities flourish via support for programs that eradicate hunger and disease, educate youth and reduce environmental waste and energy consumption. For more information, visit www.topsmarkets.com.

 

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