News Release
 September 18, 2017
CONTACT: Kathy Romanowski

Williamsville, NY – When the call for community support for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma victims was put out by Williamsville, NY based supermarket leader, Tops Friendly Markets, the business was overwhelmed by the response. Beginning at 6:00 am until 7:00 pm on Friday, September 8, three of the stores locations in upstate NY began collecting food and non-perishable food items, while across the companies four state imprint, financial contributions were being accepted as well. As a result of the generosity of the community, TOPS officials are pleased to announce that over $23,000 was raised and four tractor trailers full of donations will be transported to hurricane victims via Feeding America.

“At TOPS our philosophy is Neighbors Helping Neighbors so launching an effort of this nature was something that our organization simply knew was the right thing to do to help those in need,” said Kathy Romanowski, public and media relations specialist for Tops Friendly Markets. “People were incredibly generous. As donations were made, many shared stories of friends and family that were impacted by the storm, while others shared their concerns about loved ones in the path of Hurricane Irma. It was wonderful to see the outpouring of support and genuine desire of the community to want to help those in need.”

At the locations in NY where non-perishable and food items were being accepted, vans and cars filled to the brim with donations pulled up to the trailers, families teaching their children the importance of helping others pushed shopping carts overflowing with bottled water, diapers, canned goods, and cleaning supplies, while others dug deep in their wallets and gave all they could.

The four TOPS trailers will now make their way to those affected by the storms. One of the trailers in particular was donated by TOPS and was filled with water, canned vegetables, and bleach to help the victims of these storms.


About Tops Friendly Markets Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 173 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs more than 15,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at


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