News Release
 June 14, 2010
CONTACT: Katie McKenna

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. –Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, recently contributed to various local charities through the company’s “Living Here. Giving Here” community partnership program. The donations were made on June 1, 2010 during the official grand-re-opening of 15 stores under the Tops brand banner of former stores operated by Penn Traffic.

As part of Tops’ culture of “Living Here, Giving Here,” over $10 million is given, in cash and in-kind donations, annually to local, charitable organizations.

“Tops Markets values all the hard work and dedication of these great organizations,” said Andrew Brocato, Tops’ director of community relations. “Our hope is that these donations help the communities that we are a part of now.”

Donations were made to the following organizations:

New York State-

Erie County:

Williamsville, NY: Williamsville Central Schools; St Peter & Paul Church; Amherst Youth Foundation; Snyder Fire ; Temple Beth AM

Wyoming County:

Attica, NY: Attica Recreation; Attica Food Pantry; A.Y.A. Attica Youth Activities; Attica Fire Department

Chautauqua County:

Falconer, NY: Town of Ellicottville Police Department; Girl Scouts; Falconer Fire Department; Falconer Public Library; Falconer Little League

Mayville, NY: Mayville Fire Company; Mayville Food Pantry; Mayville United Methodist Church; Mayville Library; CASA of Chautauqua County Inc.

Frewsburg, NY: Trinity Relief Zone; Lions Club/ Leo Club; Brian Suckow Fund

Westfield, NY: St. Susan’s Soup Kitchen; Westfield Food Pantry; YWCA Children's Program; Westfield Community Kitchen; Westfield Fire Department & Rescue; Westfield Youth Recreation Program

Jamestown, NY: Salvation Army; St. Susan Center; Lighthouse Baptist Church; American Red Cross; Boys/ Girls Club of Jamestown

Silver Creek, NY: Silver Creek Food Pantry; People Inc; Silver Creek Fire Department; Sheridan VFW; Silver Creek Library

Cattaraugus County:

Randolph, NY; Randolph Free Library; Randolph Lions Club; Randolph Community Cupboard; Randolph Fire Department; Randolph Salvation Army

Ellicottville, NY: Ellicottville Rotary Club; Food Pantry of Ellicottville; Ellicottville Central School; Ellicottville Police Department

Chemung County:

Elmira, NY: Southside High School; Notre Dame High School; Samaritan Center; Southport Fire Department; Chemung County SPCA


Erie County:

Erie, PA: Shriner Hospital; Community Shelter; Erie Home for Children & Adults; Perseus House; Catholic Charities

Union City, PA: Union City School District Foundation; Because You Care Inc; Early Connection Child Care Center; First Presbyterian Church Food Pantry; Union City Volunteer Fire Department

Waterford, PA: Stancliff Hose Company; Salvation Army; Waterford Food Bank; Lyons Club; Kiwanis Club

Crawford County:

Meadville, PA: Thurston House; Womens Services Inc.; 4th Club; CASA of Crawford County; Special Olympics

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 131 full-service supermarkets – 126 company-owned and five franchise locations. With more than 13,000 associates, Tops is a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at


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