News Release
 August 9, 2022
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

Williamsville, N.Y. – As Tops continues to celebrate its Grand Re-Opening celebration of its Cheektowaga, NY store located at 3865 Union Rd., it would be remiss if it didn’t thank its partners in the community for their support over the years. We are grateful for their support not only of Tops, but the community at large, helping to make Cheektowaga a wonderful place to live, work, and raise our families.

As a long-time member of the community, it is our commitment to keep our neighborhoods strong. The Cheektowaga Tops store made $1,000 donations to each of the following local groups as a thank you for their support of the community:

Best Self Behavioral Health – Their vision believes in empowering everyone to be their BestSelf while their mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based, accessible, and family-focused behavioral health services to promote health, hope, recovery, and an enhances quality of life. Cheektowaga Fire (U-Crest Fire Department #4) - Established in 1924, we protect the U-Crest Fire District through emergency response, education, and prevention. We have nine apparatus and over 40 members. Blue Bridges Initiative – The mission of the Blue Bridges Initiative is to effectively bridge the gap between law enforcement and youth populations in the Town of Cheektowaga and surrounding areas by engaging in athletic events, charitable projects, community-based mentoring, and early intervention sessions that involve consistent positive interactions between local law enforcement and local youth populations. Erie County SPCA - The SPCA Serving Erie County and their mission is to create a more humane community through education; rescuing, protecting, and enhancing the lives of animals; and nurturing the bond between animals and people.

St. Luke's Food Pantry - Throughout the Bible, we are told by God to help, encourage, and support one another spiritually and physically. Supported by the congregation, the Food Pantry helps families in our own area with the physical support of groceries. The Pantry is opened every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Additional hours are the third Thursday of each month from 6 PM until 7:30 PM. Recipients include families in need due to illness, job loss, divorce, or other situations. Non-perishable items are gathered every Sunday during the month in the Fellowship Area.

### 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


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