News Release
 February 22, 2011
CONTACT: Katie McKenna

Company raised more than $280,000 to benefit regional food banks

Williamsville, NY – Tops Friendly Markets, the leading full-service grocery retailer in Western New York, Central New York, including Rochester, and Northwestern Pennsylvania, has raised $285,600 in its annual Check Out Hunger campaign.

The campaign contributed to several food banks across New York and Pennsylvania, including:

Food Bank of Western New York, Food Bank of Central New York, Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Regional Food Bank Northeastern New York, Foodlink of Rochester, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwestern Pennsylvania, Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania, and Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

Tops participated in the nationwide campaign from January 23 to February 12. Customers were asked to donate two, three or five dollars at checkout with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting regional food banks. In addition, each customer who donated was entered into a drawing for a three-minute shopping spree; the winner will be announced by March 5th.

“Tops care about the communities we serve and are committed to eradicating hunger,” said Andrew Brocato, Director of Community Relations for Tops Markets. “We are extremely pleased to make 2011 another successful year for our regional food banks, and are proud of the dedication of our associates and the generosity of our customers that have made this possible.”

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 132 full-service supermarkets – 127 company-owned and five franchise locations. With more than 14,000 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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