Wegmans and Tops Friendly Markets to Check Out Hunger
January 31, 2012 at 8:20 AM
SYRACUSE, NY (January 17, 2012) – Tops Friendly Markets and Wegmans have teamed up with the Food Bank of Central New York again this year to help eliminate hunger in our community through the Check Out Hunger Campaign. Tops Friendly Markets and Wegmans stores throughout central and northern New York will accept $2, $3 and $5 donations beginning January 22nd.
Through the Check Out Hunger program, customers can have store cashiers add the donation to their grocery bill at the check-out with all proceeds going directly to the Food Bank of Central New York.
The campaign runs through the following dates:
- Tops Friendly Markets – January 22 – February 11
- Wegmans – January 22 – February 25
“We are thankful for great corporate partners like Wegmans and Tops Friendly Markets. Their support of our year-round hunger relief efforts, especially through the Check Out Hunger campaign, means that we are able to continue to distribute nutritious food and provide nutrition education in our 11-county service area,” said Thomas Slater, executive director at the Food Bank of Central New York.
Food Bank of Central New York is a not-for-profit organization working to eliminate hunger through nutritious food distribution, education, and advocacy in cooperation with the community. Food Bank serves as the primary food supplier for 273 emergency food assistance programs in 11 counties of New York State, distributing 11,550,177 pounds of food last year. Food Bank of Central New York is a certified member of Feeding America. Visit www.foodbankcny.org for more information on the agency and its programs.