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Check Out Hunger campaign
January 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Check Out Hunger campaign returns this weekend
Tops Friendly Markets, other grocers collecting donations for Foodlink
ROCHESTER – Local residents will once again have the opportunity to donate to families in need from the convenience of the check-out line at the grocery store.
The annual Check Out Hunger campaign with Tops Friendly Markets and other local grocers begins Sunday, Jan. 29 and lasts through Feb. 18. The point-of-sale fundraiser allows customers to add $2, $3 or $5 to their grocery bill when they check out. All donations will benefit Foodlink, the regional food bank that provides food and resources to hundreds of organizations throughout 10 counties in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region.
“Check Out Hunger is always a critical fundraising event for Foodlink and benefits so many families in our area that struggle to put food on the table,” said Executive Director Julia Tedesco. “We’re grateful to Tops once again for joining us in the fight to end hunger and pleased to see so many other great local grocers on board for this year’s campaign.”
Every dollar raised equals three meals for local families in need. According to Feeding America, 1 in 8 people – and 1 in 5 children – struggle with food insecurity in Foodlink’s service area. “Eradicating hunger in the greater Rochester community is a core mission of our company, and through the support of our customers and associates, we are happy to support Foodlink,” said Andrew Brocato, director of community and public relations for Tops Friendly Markets. “We look forward to continuing our participation in the Check Out Hunger program and we are humbled to assist thousands of people in the Rochester area.”
Along with more than 30 Tops locations, the following stores are participating in Check Out Hunger this winter:
Abundance Cooperative Market, 62 Marshall St., Rochester
Breen’s Market – 611 E Main St., Palmyra
Breen’s Shop’n Save, 4090 Pearsall St., Williamson
Caledonia Marketplace – 3136 Main St., Caledonia
Gates Big M,1520 Spencerport Road, Rochester
Hegedorns Market – 964 Ridge Road, Webster
Herrema’s Food Market – 125 Pattonwood Dr., Rochester
Lori’s Natural Foods – 900 Jefferson Road, Rochester
Mullers Cider House – 1344 University Ave., Rochester
Perry Food Market – 121 N Center St., Perry
West’s Shurfine – 8565 Main St., Honeoye
West’s Shurfine – 1 Main St., Livonia
- January 30, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm