News Release
 October 4, 2023
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

(Williamsville, NY) - Tops Friendly Markets, in collaboration with several village officials, will be kicking off their 7th Annual School Pride Food Drive to benefit three local food pantries - Tri Community Food Pantry, St. Martha's, and Trinity Episcopal.

To make a non-perishable food donation the community is encouraged to stop by on Saturday, October 14 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm at any one of three participating Tops locations to support not only their local participating school, but coordinating food pantry:

Tops 5175 Broadway in Depew will have volunteers from the Depew School District and will benefit Tri-Community Food Pantry.

Tops 4777 Transit Rd. in Depew will have volunteers from St. Mary’s High School and will benefit Trinity Episcopal Food Pantry.

Tops 6363 Transit Rd. in Depew will have volunteers from the Boy Scouts and will benefit St. Martha's Food Pantry. Bowmansville Fire Department will be on site.

“We’re excited to once again host the annual School Pride Food Drive to benefit those in need in our community,” said Courtney Mailhot, senior community relations specialist for Tops Friendly Markets. “At Tops we are committed to eradicating hunger and enhancing the quality of life for children through education and by way of this food drive, we are not only educating our children about the importance of giving back and helping those less fortunate, but we are engaging them as well with each donation they help collect.”

A special thank you to Erie County Legislator, Frank Todaro, Village of Depew Mayor, Kevin Peterson, and Assemblywoman, Monica Wallace, for once again sponsoring the event.

### 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


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