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Tops Friendly Markets kicks off Check Out Hunger campaign

Tops Friendly Markets has kicked off its Check Out Hunger campaign.

The campaign has already received a $25,000 donation made by a couple from Williamsville who want to remain anonymous. Tops has matched the donation.

“We were overwhelmed by the generosity displayed by these Western New Yorkers,” said Diane Colgan, senior vice president, Tops Friendly Markets. “Instead of purchasing a new car, which they decided they really didn’t need at this time, they elected to help those in need in their community instead. It goes without saying that they are exemplifying that Buffalo is truly the City of Good Neighbors.”

Check Out Hunger benefits participating food banks and begins Sunday, Jan. 24, and runs through Saturday, Feb. 13. Since 2006, Tops has raised more than $4,519,740 for those who are food insecure.

One in eight individuals struggles with hunger and one in five children are food insecure and do not know where their next meal will come from. When shopping at Tops simply tell the cashier that you want to help Tops Check Out Hunger and a donation of $2, $3, or $5 will help provide food for the local food bank.

“Eradicating hunger and assisting our fellow neighbors in need is part of Tops core mission so supporting this effort on an annual basis is something that we gladly stand behind,” said Frank Curci, chief executive officer and chairman for Tops Friendly Markets.

Participating food banks that will benefit from this year’s Check out Hunger Campaign include: FeedMore WNY, Food Bank of Central NY, Foodlink of Rochester, Food Bank of Southern Tier, Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, Food Bank of NW PA, Food Bank of Central PA, Food Bank of NE NY and the Food Bank of Vermont.

For more information, visit www.topsmarkets.com/Community/Living–Here–Giving–Here.

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