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Pictured, from left: Richard Thompson, senior account manager at PepsiCo Beverages North America | North Division; John Persons, president/COO, Tops Friendly Markets; and Maj. Annette, director of county operations for the Erie County Salvation Army.
Pictured, from left: Richard Thompson, senior account manager at PepsiCo Beverages North America | North Division; John Persons, president/COO, Tops Friendly Markets; and Maj. Annette, director of county operations for the Erie County Salvation Army.

Tops Friendly Markets & PepsiCo Foundation present Salvation Army with $100,000

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Mon, Jul 13th 2020 12:05 pm

Tops Friendly Markets, along with its community partners at the PepsiCo Foundation, were proud to present the Salvation Army with $100,337 during a press event held Friday at the Salvation Army (960 Main St., Buffalo). These much-needed funds will help 65 local units throughout the geographic area by providing vital food and supplies to those struggling in this community, especially during these unprecedented times.

Over the span of just over two months, for every $1 donation made online at TopsMarkets.com, both Tops and PepsiCo matched this donation equaling $3 in funds for the Salvation Army. What’s more is that every time a customer made a purchase of any pizza at a Tops Friendly Market Carry-out Café during the month of May, 25% of their purchase benefitted the Salvation Army, as well.

“Not only are we appreciative of the generosity of the community, but of course of the PepsiCo Foundation for their kindness and financial support for the Salvation Army,” said John Persons, president and chief operating officer for Tops Friendly Markets. “Now more than ever we wanted to make sure we are doing all that we can to help our local neighbors in need.”

"The Salvation Army is blessed to have been chosen by Tops and the PepsiCo Foundation as the beneficiary of their ‘Hope Is Greater Than Fear’ fundraiser,” said Maj. Annette, director of county operations for the Erie County Salvation Army. “The money raised in the campaign will be distributed back to the communities where it was raised – helping those Salvation Army Corps to serve those in need in their respective communities. Thank you to everyone in the community that donated to this fundraiser, and enabled their donation to triple for the cause!"

Tops Markets is headquartered in Williamsville and operates 157 full-service supermarkets with five additional franchise stores. It is the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York. For more information, visit www.topsmarkets.com.

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