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

   
TOPS RAISES OVER 3 MILLION MEALS FOR AREA FOOD BANKS
HELPS FURLOUGHED WORKERS IN PA

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops is committed to helping end hunger in its local communities. Its partners like Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, 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.”

Joe Arthur, executive director of Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, said, “We are so thankful to Tops Friendly Markets for their annual Food for Families campaign. This additional support is very important because it helps us serve local families in need beyond the holiday season. And despite a fairly strong economy, we are still experiencing very high levels of community need, so we truly appreciate this help from Tops!”

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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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