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Community's help needed to 'Check Out Hunger'


Mon, Feb 5th 2018 11:35 am
Local retailers participate in annual fundraising campaign to support Food Bank of WNY
Western New Yorkers can help feed their hungry community members while shopping at area grocery stores and retailers participating in the annual "Check Out Hunger" campaign to benefit the Food Bank of WNY. Customers have the option to donate $2, $3 or $5 at the register in order to help the Food Bank of WNY and its member agencies provide nutritious food and support to those in need throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.
Community members can participate in "Check Out Hunger" at the following retail partners:
Tops Friendly Markets locations - now through Feb. 17
Dash's Market locations - now through Feb. 24
Wegmans Food Markets locations - now through Feb. 28
The Market in the Square (West Seneca location) - now through March 3
Premier Wine & Spirits - Feb. 26 through March 18
Premium Wine & Spirits - March 12 through April 1
Lexington Cooperative Market locations - April 15-28
"Hunger unfortunately can be found in every corner of Western New York. It affects individuals and families residing in our inner cities, suburbs and rural communities," said Tara A. Ellis, president and CEO of the Food Bank of WNY. "We thank our retail partners for coming together once again to 'Check Out Hunger,' and we encourage the community to support their neighbors in need by donating to this important campaign."
Ellis said the Food Bank of WNY is also thankful for the partnership of Premier Gourmet, Prestige Wine & Spirits and Price Rite, which held their "Check Out Hunger" programs in the fall and winter of 2017.
"Check Out Hunger" is the largest fundraiser for the Food Bank of WNY and is critical to the organization as it continues to alleviate hunger in the community.
About 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 www.foodbankwny.org.

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