News Release
 January 14, 2023
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and western Vermont, is excited to kick off this year’s Check Out Hunger campaign which will run in all of its stores, Sunday, January 15-Saturday February 4, 2023.

Tops’ annual Check Out Hunger campaign has helped raise over $5,140,377 for participating food banks since 2006.

The US Department of Agriculture estimates that more than 34 million people are food insecure, nine million of which are children. With the community’s support, however, we can make a difference. When shopping at Tops simply tell your cashier you’d like to help Tops Check Out Hunger and a donation of $2, $3, or $5 will help provide food for your local food bank. “Eradicating hunger and assisting our fellow neighbors in need is part of Tops core mission so supporting this effort on an annual basis is something that we gladly stand behind,” said Kristen Hanson, Vice President of Center Store, Our Brands & Pharmacy and FeedMore WNY board member.

Participating food banks that will benefit from this year’s Check out Hunger Campaign include: • FeedMore WNY • Food Bank of Central NY • Foodlink of Rochester • Food Bank of Southern Tier • Food Bank of the Hudson Valley • Food Bank of NW PA • Food Bank of Central PA • Food Bank of NE NY • Food Bank of Vermont

To learn more about Tops Friendly Markets and its charitable programs, please visit


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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