DUMFRIES, VA, 2014-9-26— /EPR Retail News/ — On September 25 at 10 a.m., Wegmans will deliver 18,286 pounds of non-perishable food to the ACTS Food Pantry. The donation includes 20 pallets of canned goods, cereals, snacks, assorted beverages, condiments, baking mixes and other ingredients.
“This donation from Wegmans comes at a perfect time,” said Eboni Nichols, ACTS Food Pantry program manager. “We just got through the summer months, when families are in need of more food due to having children out of school and not receiving free and reduced price lunches. We try to stretch what we have until our big food drive, Operation Turkey, kicks off at the end of September. This truckload from Wegmans will really help us to restock our shelves to serve our clients.”
When the Wegmans tractor-trailer arrives at the food pantry, Service Area Manager Chris Holland will be on hand along with a team of employees from the Potomac store in Woodbridge to help unload the truck. Wegmans began donating to ACTS in 2008, shortly before the Potomac store opened.
“We are dedicated to making a difference in every community we serve,” said Wegmans Potomac Store Manager Brien MacKendrick. “It’s a value we’re honored to put into action and a tradition we look forward to continuing with ACTS to help everyone in our community live healthier, better lives.”
ACTS Food Pantry
3900 ACTS Lane
Dumfries, VA 22026
Last year in all of its market areas, Wegmans donated more than 16.5 million pounds of fresh and non-perishable food to food banks. Wegmans also makes it easy for shoppers to join in supporting local hunger relief efforts by participating in annual food bank programs where shoppers who wish to make a donation at checkout can have any amount added to their bill and 100% of those donations go directly to local agencies that feed the needy. Since 1993, Wegmans has raised more than $24 million for hunger relief through these checkout campaigns.
Action in Community Through Service of Prince William, Inc. (ACTS) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving the residents of the Greater Prince William Area, which includes the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. ACTS mission is to provide relief, foster hope and promote self-sufficiency for the organization’s Prince William area neighbors in crises due to hunger, homelessness and personal violence.
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.
Jo Natale, Wegmans’ director of media relations, 585-429-3627
Tara Jennings-May, ACTS Public Relations, 703-441-8606