POTTSTOWN, PA, 2014-9-12— /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets will deliver more than 18,000 pounds of non-perishable food to the Cluster Outreach Center of the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities (PCRC) on September 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. This generous donation will provide food support to help Pottstown residents in need of food assistance. Wegmans remains a key contributor to PCRC’s mission, providing generous in-kind and monetary donations. Because of Wegmans’ generosity, the Cluster Outreach Center continues to successfully provide food assistance to community residents.
“Hundreds of our clients will benefit from the generosity of Wegmans’ donation of a tractor trailer of food. We are excited to have them partner with us in helping those in need in Pottstown.” said Sherrie Fazekas, PCRC’s Food Service Manager.
“We recognize that PCRC relies on donations to serve an increasing number of families in our community,” said Wegmans Collegeville Store Manager Steve Aloi. “Feeding the hungry is one of our most important giving priorities and we work closely with food pantries to understand their needs and determine the best way to help make a difference.”
The donation includes 20 pallets of canned goods, cereals, snacks, assorted beverages, condiments, baking mixes and other ingredients. When the Wegmans tractor-trailer arrives at PCRC, Wegmans Service Area Manager Matt Poole will be on hand along with a team of employees from the Collegeville store to help unload the truck.
PCRC is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, working through interfaith cooperation, to address the basic human needs of persons within the Greater Pottstown community, while assisting with their spiritual and social needs. Their programs and referrals are coordinated to help individuals make real progress in moving from dependence to productive self-sufficiency. In the first six months of 2014, PCRC’s Emergency Food Pantry distributed 308,234 pounds of food to 8,666 individuals and served 9,900 meals through the Community Meals Program. More information about PCRC and their programs can be found at www.pottstowncluster.org.
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. Last year Wegmans donated more than 16.5 million pounds of food to area food banks in all of its market areas.
Barbara Wilhelmy, LCSW, Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities’ executive director, 610-970-5995
Jo Natale, Wegmans’ director of media relations, 585-429-3627