News Release
 January 20, 2024
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

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 which officially kicks off in area Tops locations January 21-February 10, 2024.

No matter the season, hunger plaques every corner of our community, and with food insecurity at an all-time high the need continues to grow. According to the US Department of Agriculture, millions more Americans had difficulty securing enough food in 2022 compared to the year prior, including 1 million more households with children. But you have helped make a difference.

Together with the community, Tops is proud to announce that over 2.5 million pounds of food was raised for area food banks during Tops recent Food 2 Families and Food for Families campaigns (November 12 and ran through December 24, 2023).

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.

“We want to thank the community for their generosity,” said Tops president, Ron Ferri. “We are committed to helping battle food insecurity and couldn’t do it without the wonderful donations of food and funding we receive during these campaigns. We ask that if you are able, please continue to help support your fellow neighbors in need next time you check out at Tops.” Making a contribution to the Check Out Hunger Campaign is easy. 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. Every donation makes a difference.


About Tops Friendly Markets Based in Williamsville, NY, Tops Markets currently operates 148 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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