News Release
 February 16, 2018
CONTACT: Kathy Romanowski


WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (February, 16, 2018) – Tops Friendly Markets, 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 2017 football season. With over 1,016 tackles made during the regular season, more than 23,000 cans of soup were donated to food banks throughout western and upstate New York. “The Food Bank of WNY is grateful for the partnership of the Buffalo Bills, Campbell’s Chunky soup and Tops Friendly Markets as we continue to fight hunger one day at a time. This generous donation of soup will help warm and nourish hungry children, seniors and families throughout our community during these cold winter months," Tara A. Ellis, president and CEO of the Food Bank of WNY, said.

Beginning September 10, for every tackle the Buffalo Bills defense made during the 2017 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. Because of the outstanding performance of the Buffalo Bills and the generosity of Campbell’s a donation above and beyond was made, totaling 23,040 cans of Campbell’s soup.

“Helping to eradicate hunger is a core part of our community mission at Tops,” said Frank Curci, Tops Markets chairman of the board 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.”

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About Tops Markets: Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 169 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs more than 14,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and western Vermont. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at

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 and @CampbellSoupCo.

About the Food Bank of WNY: The Food Bank of WNY is the primary hunger-relief organization in Western New York, obtaining and distributing food to 341 member agencies including food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, youth programs, and senior centers in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara counties. Through these agencies, the Food Bank of WNY serves as many as 134,955 individuals in any given month, including more than 44,000 families, 55,000 children and infants, and nearly 16,500 seniors. For more information, visit


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