Wegmans to deliver over 18,000 pounds of non-perishable food to Fredericksburg Area Food Bank on June 12

FREDERICKSBURG, VA, 2014-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Thursday, June 12, at 10:00 am, Wegmans will deliver over 18,000 pounds of non-perishable food to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. The donation includes 18 pallets of presorted nonperishable food.

“We are so very grateful for our partnership with Wegmans,” stated Oya Oliver, CEO of the FAFB. “This donation alone will provide over 15,000 meals to those who are food insecure in our community. As we enter the summer season, many families are struggling to find food to replace meals that had been provided to children at school. This donation will mean that food will be available in food pantries throughout the area to feed their families.”

When the Wegmans tractor-trailer arrives at the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank, Store Manager Chris DePumpo will be on hand along with other employees of the Wegmans Fredericksburg store to help unload the truck.

“In every community where we have a store, we work closely with the local food bank,” says DePumpo. “Food for the hungry is one of our top giving priorities and we know that summer is an especially challenging time of year, so we’re happy help make a difference.”

Where:  Fredericksburg Area Food Bank
3631 Lee Hill Drive
Fredericksburg, VA

Last year Wegmans donated more than 16.5 million pounds of food to area food banks in all of its market areas.

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Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 84-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, is recognized as an industry leader and innovator. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 17 consecutive years. In 2014, Wegmans ranked #12 on the list.

Fredericksburg Area Food Bank – serving all of Planning District 16 which includes the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George,  Caroline and the city of Fredericksburg, as well as neighboring communities.  The food bank secures and distributes more than 3.5 million pounds of donated food and grocery products annually; and supports over 70 local charitable agencies, operating more than 160 programs including emergency shelters, food pantries, Club Kids after school snack programs, Mobile Pantry program, Food for Life senior feeding programs, and Kids on the Go Summer Feeding.   For more information on the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank, please visit http://www.fredfood.org.

Contact Information:  

Oya N. Oliver, CEO Fredericksburg Area Food Bank, 540-371-7666 x 139
Jo Natale, Wegmans’ director of media relations, 585-429-3627