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Tops kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month; partners with Hispanos Unidos de Buffalo

Wed, Aug 31st 2022 01:45 pm

Tops Friendly Markets, along with vendor partners Badia, GOYA, NY Produce and Romero Foods, will support National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) and local organizations such as Hispanos Unidos de Buffalo Inc.

“At Tops, we are proud to honor the lives and achievements of Hispanic Americans throughout our history - especially during National Hispanic Heritage Month,” said Kathy Sautter, public and media relations manager for Tops Friendly Markets. “Together, with the support of our vendor partners, we are proud to be able to give back to our community by making donations to several local not-for-profit organizations throughout our footprint – equating to well over $6,000 that truly serve our Hispanic communities each and every day. Today and always, we honor the heritage, diversity and integrity that is embodied by Hispanic Heritage Month.”

A check presentation and product donation will be made to Hispanos Unidos de Buffalo at the conclusion of Hispanic Heritage Month.

For over 30 years, Hispanos Unidos de Buffalo has been committed to improving the quality-of-life and wellbeing of underserved communities in Buffalo.

A press release said, “We are currently one of the leading bilingual community services organizations in Buffalo. Our programs serve individuals at every age and developmental level, domestic violence counseling, youth preventive services, substance abuse treatment, senior center services, senior recreational program, health home services, health home supportive housing, and a food pantry.

“Our extensive array of community-based services is fully integrated, bilingual, and culturally oriented. In the last five years, the needs of the community have increased substantially. To meet this demand, we have increased staff, expanded programing, and enhanced service delivery. Hispanos Unidos de Buffalo is dedicated to enhance the life of families in the community.”

Based in Williamsville, Tops Markets currently operates 150 grocery stores in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont, including five that are run by franchisees. It is the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York, with over 14,000 associates. For more information, visit www.topsmarkets.com.

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