News Release
 December 21, 2007
CONTACT: Katie McKenna

Williamsville, NY - Due to an overwhelming show of support by TOPS Markets and Martin's Super Food Store customers throughout New York State and Pennsylvania, the TOPS and Martin's annual "Hope for the Holidays" Program will donate a total of $220,954 to the food banks and Salvation Army locations throughout the companies' operating areas. This donation distributed to food banks in the markets where the money was raised, will be used to provide food, warm clothing and toys for low-income families who would otherwise go without at this time of year.

"The generosity and support of our customers in the markets we serve never ceases to amaze me, especially during this time of year," said Frank Curci, president and CEO of TOPS Markets. "We are truly happy to be able to help so many families in need."

The breakdown of donations by food bank is as follows: Food Bank of

Western New York $69,498.61

Foodlink of Rochester $40,699.71

Foodbank of Central New York $2,457.15

Foodbank of Southern Tier $6,476.44

Central PA Foodbank $2,797.24

Foodbank of Northwestern PA $3,173.13

Sponsored by TOPS Markets and Martin's Super Food Stores, "Hope for the Holidays" is an annual three-week program that ran this year from November 18th to December 8th to help brighten the holidays for needy families. The program is shopper friendly, as TOPS and Martin's customers are encouraged to help local families by using tear-off coupons located at cash registers. Customers have the option of choosing a voucher for the Food Bank and/or Salvation Army in their respective community where all monies are ultimately donated.

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 71 full-service supermarkets and five franchise supermarkets. With over 10,000 associates, Tops is the leading full-service grocery retailer in Western New York, Central New York, including Rochester, and Northwestern Pennsylvania. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's Web site at


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