Springfield, Massachusetts-based Big Y Supermarkets has joined other grocers to support to the Tops Friendly Market Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund.
The fund was created by Tops in partnership with the National Compassion Fund to provide financial assistance to the survivors of the deceased and those affected by the tragedy.
One hundred percent of the contributions of the fund will go to the affected families and individuals, as well as others impacted by the violent act.
“The heinous and horrific attack that occurred in Buffalo last weekend underscores the need for us to gather as a community to provide comfort and support for the victims of this tragedy,” said Charles L. D’Amour, president and CEO of Big Y.
“We want to stand with and support fellow grocery colleagues and especially those heroes on the front line and shoppers who are impacted by this violence. Together, we must stand against continued racial oppression, intolerance and violence. Our thoughts and prayers are with these victims and their families, the community of Buffalo and our industry colleagues at Tops.”
Big Y Foods is one of the largest independently-owned supermarket chains in New England. It operates 84 locations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut, including 71 supermarkets, Table & Vine Fine Wines and Liquors and 13 Big Y Express gas and convenience store locations with almost 12,000 employees.
The company has been recognized by Forbes as a Best-in-State Employer in Massachusetts and Connecticut for the past three years, as well as 2018 Employer of Choice by the Employers Association of the Northeast. Founded in 1936 by brothers Paul and Gerald D’Amour, the company was named after an intersection in Chicopee, Massachusetts where two roads converge to form a “Y.”
For more information, visit bigy.com.
To read more about the partnership between Tops and the National Compassion Fund presented by The Shelby Report, click here.