News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 April 3, 2019
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

   
OVER THREE MILLION MEALS RAISED FOR AREA FOOD BANKS DURING CAMPAIGNS
ASSISTS FURLOUGHED WORKERS IN WNY

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops is committed to helping end hunger in its local communities. Its partners like FeedMore WNY (previously Food Bank of WNY), Foodlink, Food Bank of Central New York, and six additional others are thankful for the tremendous success of the holiday and winter campaigns as Tops Friendly Markets announces surpassing its goal of helping provide over 3 million meals! Three million meals – equal to 30 tractor trailer trucks of food – continue to impact hundreds of thousands of families across the company’s three state footprint as donations continue to be delivered throughout the chains footprint.

In addition to helping the many individuals and families these Food Banks serve on a daily basis with their donation, Tops stepped up its commitment this year by donating over 60,000 lbs. of additional food during the recently completed Checkout Hunger campaign for furloughed neighbors during their time of need.

“We knew this was a trying time for many Americans and Tops is dedicated to helping our fellow neighbors," said Frank Curci, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer for Tops Friendly Markets. "We recognized the need was pressing so Tops provided the donation so that the food banks could use their outreach to support the federally-employed families who were in need.”

“Every day the Food Bank of WNY works tirelessly to feed our vulnerable neighbors. Yet with 1 in 8 individuals facing hunger throughout the Food Bank’s four-county service area, we need the community’s help to continue our mission. That is why we are so grateful to partner with Tops Friendly Markets, WGRZ-TV Channel 2 and Townsquare Media for the annual Food 2 Families food and fund drive. This wonderful event and the generosity of the Western New York community helps ensure hungry children, families, seniors and veterans have enough to eat during the holiday season and throughout the year,” Tara A. Ellis, president and CEO of the Food Bank of WNY, said.

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Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 159 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs over 14,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at www.topsmarkets.com.

 

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