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Weis Markets will launch its sixth annual Fight Hunger Program to run throughout Hunger Action Month this September. The program works to provide food and monetary donations to local food banks and emergency food providers in Weis’ 165-store service area.
“Each September, we ask our customers to consider donating to local food banks in all of the markets we serve,” said Kurt Schertle, Weis' EVP of sales and merchandising. “Food insecurity is a growing challenge in our country and we are committed to helping our food bank partners meet this rising demand. We are grateful to our customers for their continued support.”
Customers are able to donate shelf-stable items, as well as purchase $3, $5 and $10 vouchers during the checkout process. All proceeds will be donated to area food banks in the form of gift cards to help fill gaps in food supplies. Weis also offers convenient, pre-filled Fight Hunger donation boxes containing pasta, sauce, fruit, vegetables, tuna, cereal and soup -- all for less than $10.
Regional food banks will also participate in the program, including The Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley; 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); Philabundance (Montgomery County, Pa.); Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW)/Broome County Council of Churches; Food Bank of the Southern Tier (Elmira); Philabundance; Northwest Community Action Program NORWESCAP Food Bank (Phillipsburg, N.J.); and Mountaineer Food Bank (West Virginia).
Founded in 1912, Sunbury, Pa.-based Weis Markets operates 165 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia.