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DATE:
 November 14, 2005
CONTACT: Denny Hopkins
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TOPS MARKETS DONATES $2,000 TO FOOD BANK OF THE SOUTHERN TIER
Money to be used for the purchase of 200 turkeys in time for Thanksgiving

Buffalo, NY - Tops Markets today announced a $2,000 donation to help families across the Southern Tier enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. Tops presented 200 ten-dollar gift cards to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. The donation will be used towards the purchase of 200 turkeys for families in need this Thanksgiving holiday.

"We believe it is so very important for Tops to fulfill its missions of feeding those less fortunate, particularly during the holiday season," stated Max Henderson, executive vice president and general manager, Tops Markets. "We hope that our donation can help to make this year's Thanksgiving meal better for those in need across the Southern Tier."

Tops Markets will be donating over $40,500 worth of turkeys and monetary funds to food banks and Salvation Army units throughout New York State and Northeast Ohio so that these various organizations can help their local communities this Thanksgiving.

"Year after year, Tops has come through for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier," Paul Hesler, executive director, Food Bank of the Southern Tier. "Through the Check Out Hunger campaign in February, Hope for the Holidays, and Tops Gift Cards for Turkeys, indeed Tops is a community leader in hunger relief."

Tops Markets, LLC, headquartered in Williamsville, NY is one of four retail operating companies under Ahold USA and is a division of Giant Food Stores in Carlisle, PA. Tops currently operates 140 Tops Markets, 5 Martin's Super Food Stores. With nearly 18,000 associates, Tops serves a three state market area. For more information about Tops Markets or Martin's Super Food Stores, visit the companies' websites at www.topsmarkets.com or www.martinssuperfood.com.

 

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