Wegmans donates almost 14,000 lbs. of nonperishables to Maryland community
EDGEWOOD, Md. — Wegmans delivered 13,848 lbs. of nonperishable food to Harford Community Action Agency here, the company announced Friday. The donation included 20 pallets of condiments, baking, breakfast, pasta, cereal and crackers.
“We’re grateful to Wegmans for this delivery. It couldn’t come at a better time,” HCAA executive director Judy Mason said. “Our shelves are always emptier in the summer when food donations are slow and kids are out of school." Mason added that the community need for that donated food is on the rise. "Our pantry is on pace to feed more than 1,000 families this month — 25% more than we served in July.”
Last year, Wegmans donated more than 16 million lbs. of food to area food banks in all of its market areas.
Wegmans also makes it easy for shoppers to join in supporting local hunger relief efforts by participating in annual programs where shoppers who wish to make a donation at checkout can have any amount added to their bill. Since 1993, Wegmans has raised more than $16 million for hunger relief.
Charmin breaks Guinness World Record
CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble’s Charmin brand broke the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest toilet roll.
Charmin said on Friday, which marks National Toilet Paper Day, that the roll measures more than 8 ft. high and a diameter for more than 9 ft. wide and is made entirely of Charmin toilet tissue. The roll was created at P&G’s Paper Products company, located outside of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and transported to P&G’s headquarters in Cincinnati for the unveiling.
“We are thrilled to be able to celebrate National Toilet Paper Day in such a big way this year,” Charmin marketing director Scott Mautz said. “While National Toilet Paper Day may not be a widely known holiday, it is one that we hope to continue celebrating with our great consumers for years to come.”
For more information on Charmin’s National Toilet Paper Day celebration, visit the brand on Facebook.
Dannon introduces Activia Selects
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Dannon has expanded its Activia line of yogurt with new styles and textures.
The Activia Selects line features French, Greek and parfait yogurts that are designed to boost digestive wellness. Activia Selects French yogurt is available in cherry, blackberry and raspberry, mango and pineapple flavors; Activia Selects also has a French style with fruit bites on the bottom that is available in strawberry and mixed berry flavors. Activia Selects Greek yogurt is available in strawberry, vanilla, blueberry and pomegranate and berry flavors. Activia Selects parfait yogurt is available in strawberry, vanilla, peach and mixed berry flavors.
The launch of the new Activia Selects line will be supported by a commercial starring brand spokeswoman Jamie Lee Curtis.