Tops Supermarkets on Monday announced a significant contribution toward fighting food insecurity in Western New York.
A press release stated, “Tops is committed to eradicating hunger in its local communities and is proud to support its partners every year by running annual campaigns like ‘Check Out Hunger’ and ‘Food 2 Families’ campaigns. Thanks to the generosity of the community, Tops is able to announce that over 2.5 million meals were donated back to these worthwhile organizations.
“These valuable campaigns help the community support food banks in their own backyards, including FeedMore WNY, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania, Foodlink, Food Bank of Central New York, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Food Bank of Northeastern New York, Vermont Food Bank, and Food Bank of the Hudson Valley.
“This significant contribution continues to impact hundreds of thousands of families across Tops’ three-state footprint, but Tops reminds the community that, even though these campaigns may be over, the need is still ongoing.”
FeedMore WNY President and CEO Tara A. Ellis said, “As FeedMore WNY continues to alleviate food insecurity throughout Western New York, we are deeply grateful to have Tops Friendly Markets as steadfast partners of our mission. For more than 30 years, Tops Friendly Markets have supported FeedMore WNY’s hunger-relief programs with donations of food, funds, and volunteerism. Their recent ‘Food 2 Families’ and ‘Check Out Hunger’ campaigns have provided more than $239,400 and 50,500 pounds of food to help feed community members in need – with truckloads of more food donations still on the way. We thank the entire team at Tops, as well as their generous customers, for helping FeedMore WNY provide dignity, hope and a brighter future to our neighbors in need.”
Based in Williamsville, Tops Markets currently operates 149 grocery stores in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont, including five that are run by franchisees. For more information, visit www.topsmarkets.com.