WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., 2017-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts, is pleased to announce its annual March Out Hunger campaign. Proceeds from this annual event, now in its 16th year, will benefit Catholic Charities Samaritan Center Food Pantry and Meals on Wheels of Chemung County. Over the past year, these two agencies have seen a significant increase in demand by residents who are struggling to put food on their tables. Last year March Out Hunger Collected 9,726 items and this year’s goal is 10,000!
The March Out Hunger walk will kick off at noon on Tuesday, October 24 from the Tops Friendly Markets located at 299 South Main Street in Elmira. At this time TOPS encourages all local businesses to bring their donations which we will then walk over to the Samaritan Center which is two blocks from the starting point. If you are unable to participate in the walk, TOPS encourages businesses and community groups alike to get involved by hosting food drives and dropping their donations off at TOPS. Non-perishable food items such as canned proteins (chicken, tuna, peanut butter, canned beans, etc.), single-serve, easy-to-prepare items for Meals on Wheels’ Blizzard Bags (stews, mac & cheese, pasta, meat dishes, chili, etc.), canned food items, fruit juice boxes, pudding cups, and boxed foods (cereals, mac & cheese, rice & beans, etc.) are accepted seven days a week at any Chemung County TOPS location from 7:00 am – 10:30 pm.
“TOPS Markets is dedicated to helping the local communities in the markets we serve, and our mission is centered on eradicating hunger and improving the quality of life for children. With the help and compassion of the community, we know we can make a significant impact by supporting the March Out Hunger campaign. Together we truly can make a difference,” said Kathy Romanowski, public and media relations specialist for TOPS.
ABOUT TOPS FRIENDLY MARKETS:
Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 171 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs over 15,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company’s website at www.topsmarkets.com.
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