Williamsville, New York-based Tops Friendly Markets has begun its annual Check Out Hunger campaign, which will run in all of its stores through Feb. 4.
Tops’ annual campaign has helped raise more than $5,140,377 for participating food banks since 2006.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that more than 34 million people are food insecure, nine million of which are children. When shopping at Tops, customers can tell the cashier to help Tops Check Out Hunger and a donation of $2, $3 or $5 will help provide food for a local food bank.
“Eradicating hunger and assisting our fellow neighbors in need is part of Tops’ core mission so supporting this effort on an annual basis is something that we gladly stand behind,” said Kristen Hanson, VP of center store, Our Brands and pharmacy, as well as a board member of FeedMore WNY.
Participating food banks that will benefit from this year’s Check out Hunger Campaign include: FeedMore WNY, Food Bank of Central New York, Foodlink of Rochester, Food Bank of Southern Tier, Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania, Food Bank of Central Pennsylvania, Food Bank of Northeast New York and Food Bank of Vermont.
To learn more about Tops Friendly Markets and its charitable programs, visit topsmarkets.com/Community/Living_Here_Giving_Here.
Tops Markets operates 150 grocery stores in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont, including five that are run by franchisees. The retailer recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. To read the full section presented by The Shelby Report, click here.