Weis kicks off annual hunger relief campaign

Fight Hunger Food Drive is in its fourth year

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis is highlighting hunger relief with its fourth annual, month-long campaign that encourages customers to donate shelf-stable products and make monetary donations to local food banks and emergency food providers.

For its annual Fight Hunger Food Drive, Weis said that customers may contribute to hunger relief efforts in the following ways:

  • Donate such shelf-stable items as cereal, apple sauce, pasta, granola bars, 100% fruit juice, canned foods (i.e., beans, chicken, fish, etc.) and more;

  • Donating $3, $5 and/or $10 vouchers, which can be purchased at any Weis cash register. All of the proceeds will be given to area food banks in the form of gift card donations; and

  • A convenient prefilled Fight Hunger Donation Bag also will be available at stores, containing pasta, sauce, fruit, vegetables, tuna, cereal and soup — all for less than $10.

Weis said that as part of its campaign, which runs through Oct. 1, the retailer will match its customer donations with a $200,000 corporate donation. The program will run across stores in in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, West Virginia and New York.

"The demand for food bank services continues to grow and we want to help," Weis president and CEO David Hepfinger said. "Our Fight Hunger Food Drive gives our customers and associates a simple and effective way to support twelve food banks and the hundreds of emergency food providers they serve. We will also complement our customers' generosity with donations of our own."

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