Weis Markets Fight Hunger Program Generates $356,000 in Food Bank Donations

Oct 28, 2010, 08:30 ET from Weis Markets

SUNBURY, Pa., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Weis Markets today said its month-long Fight Hunger food drive totaled $356,000 in food bank donations, which will generate 285,000 meals for people in need throughout its marketing area.

The Fight Hunger total includes $156,000 in customer product and monetary donations and $200,000 in corporate donations, which are being made to ten regional food banks.

"We are grateful to our customers and associates for their generosity.  Their donations will help hundreds of emergency food providers meet increased demand during difficult times," said Dave Hepfinger, Weis Markets' President and CEO.  "We have complemented our customer's generosity with our own contribution of $200,000."

The Fight Hunger food drive ran during Hunger Action Month in September.  In addition to product donations, customer monetary donations will be distributed to 148 local emergency food providers serving communities near the company's stores.

Weis Markets $200,000 corporate donation will benefit: Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast, PA; The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank (Harrisburg); The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank (Williamsport); The Maryland Food Bank; The Commission on Economic Opportunity/The Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton); Greater Berks Food Bank (Reading); Food Bank of the Southern Tier (Elmira); Northwest Community Action Program NORWESCAP Food Bank (Phillipsburg, NJ); Mountaineer Food Bank (West Virginia) and Broome County Council of Churches/CHOW (Binghamton).

About Weis Markets

Founded in 1912, Weis Markets marked its 98th year of operation in May.  It currently operates 164 stores in its home state of Pennsylvania as well as Maryland, New York, New Jersey and West Virginia.  For more information about Weis Markets, Inc., please visit www.weismarkets.com.  

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