GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Wegmans Food Markets on Thursday will make its first delivery of 18,324 pounds of nonperishable food to the Manna Food Center, the grocer announced. The donation includes 20 pallets of canned soups, vegetables and fruit, along with peanut butter, canned tuna, pasta, cereal, baking mixes, coffee, tea and salad fixings.
“Poverty and hunger are prevalent, persistent and often hidden issues in our community," stated Mark Foraker, director development at Manna Food Center. "Impacting positive change and helping people emerge from cyclical poverty and hunger are best accomplished through collaborative efforts that draw upon the strengths and resources of organizations like Manna and local food markets like Wegmans. We thank and welcome Wegmans Food Markets as a new partner to assist us in our campaign to end hunger in Montgomery County, Md.”
Last year Wegmans donated more than 16 million pounds of fresh and non-perishable foods to food banks in all its market areas.
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