|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: March 6, 2023
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577
|TOPS RAISES 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. Thanks to the generosity of the community, Tops is able to announce that over 2.5 million meals were collected for these worthwhile organizations.
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 but Tops reminds the community that even though these campaigns may be over, the need is still ongoing.
“As FeedMore WNY continues to alleviate food insecurity throughout Western New York, we are deeply grateful to have Tops Friendly Markets as steadfast partners of our mission. For more than 30 years, Tops Friendly Markets have supported FeedMore WNY’s hunger-relief programs with donations of food, funds, and volunteerism. Their recent Food 2 Families and Check Out Hunger campaigns have provided more than $239,400 and 50,500 pounds of food to help feed community members in need – with truckloads of more food donations still on the way. We thank the entire team at Tops as well as their generous customers for helping FeedMore WNY provide dignity, hope and a brighter future to our neighbors in need,” Tara A. Ellis, president and CEO of FeedMore WNY, said.
About Tops Friendly Markets Based in Williamsville, NY, Tops Markets currently operates 149 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.