News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 March 16, 2012
CONTACT: Katie McKenna
kmckenna@topsmarkets.com

   
TOPS MARKETS DONATES MORE THAN $12,800 TO FOOD BANK OF NORTHWEST PA IN “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, $12,840 has been donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwestern Pennsylvania 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.

“We are proud to support Second Harvest in its mission of distributing nutritious food to the hungry in northwestern Pennsylvania,” said Andrew Brocato, Tops director of community relations. “It is Tops’ mission to eradicate hunger in the communities we serve through our partnership with local food banks.”

“Second Harvest is the main distribution center for 254 member agencies that, in turn, provide food to 72,600 northwest Pennsylvanians each year,” said Karen Seggi, executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank. “Second Harvest distributed a record breaking 9.4 million pounds of food last year and this is only possible because of the big-hearted support we receive from the community. Thanks to Tops Markets and the generosity of its customers, we are making a difference in the lives of people who do not have enough to eat.”

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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