News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 February 24, 2016
CONTACT: Andrew Brocato
abrocato@topsmarkets.com

   
THE BUFFALO BILLS, TOPS MARKETS AND CAMPBELL’S CHUNKY SOUP DONATE MORE THAN 17,000 CANS OF SOUP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE BUFFALO BILLS, TOPS MARKETS AND CAMPBELL’S CHUNKY SOUP DONATE MORE THAN 17,000 CANS OF SOUP THROUGH “TACKLING HUNGER WITH THE BUFFALO BILLS” PROGRAM

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. February 24, 2016– Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, in partnership with the Buffalo Bills and Campbell’s® Chunky™ soup, the Official Soup Sponsor of the NFL, have announced the results of the “Tackling Hunger with the Buffalo Bills” program for the 2015 football season. With over 850 tackles made during the regular season, more than 17,000 cans of soup were donated to food banks throughout western and upstate New York. “We are so grateful to the Buffalo Bills defense for helping to tackle hunger to support the four upstate food banks,” said Marylou Borowiak, president & CEO of the Food Bank of Western New York. “Soup is an extremely nutritious meal and it is so appreciated by our families in need – especially during these cold winter months. As we work to fight hunger one day at a time, we thank the Buffalo Bills, Tops Friendly Markets and Campbell’s Soup for this wonderful donation.”

Beginning September 13, for every tackle the Buffalo Bills defense made during the 2015 season, Campbell’s Chunky soup donated 20 cans of soup to food banks in western and upstate New York (the Food Bank of Western New York, Rochester Foodlink, The Food Bank of Central New York, and The Food Bank of the Southern Tier) to help close the nutrition gap among families in need.

“Helping to eradicate hunger is a core part of our community mission at Tops,” said Frank Curci, Tops Markets chairman and CEO. “This program was a true partnership and it allowed us to move one step closer to that goal. I want to thank The Buffalo Bills and Campbell’s Soup Company for sharing that same mission.”

# # # About Tops Friendly Markets: Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 167 full-service supermarkets – 162 company-owned and five franchise locations. With more than 16,000 associates, Tops is a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at www.topsmarkets.com.

About The Buffalo Bills: Founded in 1959, the Buffalo Bills are one of the most storied franchises in the National Football League. The Bills have won two American Football League Championships (1964 - 1965) and won an NFL record four straight AFC Championships (1990 - 1993) to include four trips to the Super Bowl. As Western New York’s top-rated sports and entertainment choice, the Bills annually entertain three quarters of a million fans at Ralph Wilson Stadium, produce the region’s number-one rated sports television programming, have one of the NFL’s largest fan clubs in the Bills Backers, and host the most visited team website in Western New York. For more information on the Bills, visit buffalobills.com, facebook.com/buffalobills, twitter.com/buffalobills or download the Bills mobile app at buffalobills.com/fans/mobile-app.html. About Campbell Soup Company: Campbell (CPB) makes real food that matters for life’s moments, from high-quality soups and simple meals to snacks and healthy beverages. For generations, people have trusted Campbell to provide authentic, flavorful and readily available foods and beverages that connect them to each other, to warm memories and to what’s important today. Led by its iconic “Campbell’s” brand, the company’s portfolio includes “Pepperidge Farm,” “Goldfish,” “Bolthouse Farms,” “V8,” “Swanson,” “Prego,” “Pace,” “Plum Organics,” “Arnott’s,” “Tim Tam,” “Royal Dansk” and “Kjeldsens.” Founded in 1869, Campbell has a heritage of giving back and acting as a good steward of the planet’s natural resources. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. For more information, visit www.campbellsoupcompany.com and @CampbellSoupCo.

 

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