News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 March 2, 2012
CONTACT: Katie McKenna
kmckenna@topsmarkets.com

   
TOPS MARKETS DONATES MORE THAN $33,300 TO THE FOOD BANK OF CNY IN ANNUAL “CHECK OUT HUNGER CAMPAIGN
Williamsville, NY – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, today announced that through customer support, $33,310 has been donated to the Food Bank of Central New York in the annual “Check Out Hunger” campaign. Annually, Tops runs a two-week campaign where customers are asked to donate $2, $3, or $5 at check out, with proceeds benefitting the food bank.

“Eradicating hunger in the communities we serve is a core mission of our company,” said Kathleen Allen, community relations manager for Tops Markets. “We are proud to be a central New York neighbor and are grateful of the contributions of our customers that give us the ability to make a substantial donation to the food bank.”

“Food Bank of Central New York thanks the management, employees and customers of Tops Friendly Markets. Their support ensured another successful Check Out Hunger campaign at the Tops stores. Donations collected will help us continue to provide nutritious food and nutrition education opportunities in our 11 county service area,” said Kathleen Stress, chief operating officer at the Food Bank of Central New York.

Tops participated in the national “Check Out Hunger” campaign from January 22 to February 11. Customers who contributed to the campaign were automatically entered to win a 3 minute shopping spree. Annually, Tops donates more than $5 million in cash and reclaimed food to regional food banks within its marketing area.

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 132 full-service supermarkets – 126 company-owned and six 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 www.topsmarkets.com.

 

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