SUNBURY, Pa. Weis Markets on Wednesday reported 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 10 regional food banks.
“We are grateful to our customers and associates for their generosity,” stated Weis president and CEO Dave Hepfinger. “Their donations will help hundreds of emergency food providers meet increased demand during difficult times. ... We have complemented our customer’s generosity with our own contribution of $200,000.”
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 in both Harrisburg and Williamsport, Pa.; The Maryland Food Bank; The Commission on Economic Opportunity/The Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton); Greater Berks Food Bank (Reading, Pa.); Food Bank of the Southern Tier (Elmira, N.Y.); Northwest Community Action Program NORWESCAP Food Bank (Phillipsburg, N.J.); Mountaineer Food Bank (West Virginia) and Broome County Council of Churches/CHOW (Binghamton, N.Y.).