SUNBURY, PA, 2016-Sep-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets today (September 16, 2016) embarks on its ninth annual Fight Hunger Program that will run throughout Hunger Action Month TM in September. The program provides food and monetary donations to hundreds of local food banks and emergency food providers across five states in Weis Markets’ 166-store service area. Since the program’s inception in 2008, the program has raised nearly $1.5 million for hunger relief organizations.
“Weis Markets is deeply committed to fighting hunger, and certainly within our own communities,” said Richard Gunn, Weis Markets’ Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing.Hunger Action Month is the perfect time for all of us to join together and support those families who may not know when and from where the next meal is coming. Each year, our customers show their incredible generosity through donations at our stores and online. We hope our customers will consider donating this month when they visit their local Weis Markets.”
Starting September 8, 2016 through October 5, 2016, customers are encouraged to visit their local Weis Markets and consider making a small donation of $1 or $5 vouchers at checkout to help support families in need in the community. They can choose to round up their grocery order to the nearest dollar. Customers will also have the opportunity to donate shelf stable items such as canned goods, pasta, peanut butter, apple sauce or soup by simply adding these items to their cart throughout their trip and then place them in a donation bin at checkout. Donations will also be accepted online at WeisMarkets.com/FightHunger.
Weis Markets’ Fight Hunger Campaign benefits local food banks and pantries throughout the five state market area. Regional food banks, who help coordinate local pick-ups, also participate in the program including: The Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast, PA; The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank (Harrisburg and Williamsport);The Maryland Food Bank; The Commission on Economic Opportunity/The Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton); Greater Berks Food Bank (Reading); Philabundance (Montgomery County, PA); Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW)/Broome County Council of Churches; Food Bank of the Southern Tier (Elmira); Food Bank Network of Somerset County; Philabundance; Northwest Community Action Program NORWESCAP Food Bank (Phillipsburg, NJ); and Mountaineer Food Bank (West Virginia).
About Weis Markets
Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 171 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. For more information, please visit: WeisMarkets.com or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets
1000 South Second Street
PO Box 471
Sunbury, Pennsylvania 17801
Source: Weis Markets, Inc.