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Weis Markets has donated $14,000 to the Binghamton, N.Y.-based Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse and the Broome Council of Churches, CHOW’s parent organization, as part of its recent Fight Hunger campaign.
In addition to the corporate donation, Weis Markets’ Southern Tier customers made $24,828 in donations to local hunger organizations in the Southern Tier during the company’s four-week Fight Hunger campaign.
“During our Fight Hunger campaign, we combined with our customers to donate nearly $39,000 to a local hunger organization serving 60 food pantries, soup kitchens and community meal programs in the Southern Tier,” said Brad Kochenour, Weis Markets’ regional VP. “These combined donations are expected to result in approximately 31,200 meals. We are grateful to our Southern Tier customers who generated the highest donation totals in our five-state market area. We’re pleased to be able to supplement their generosity with our own corporate donation.”
The Rev. Joe Sellepack, executive director of the Broome Council of Churches, said: “We are thankful to both Weis Markets and its customers for their generous support. Weis Markets continues to be a year round partner of CHOW and was also a strong supporter of CHOW’s emergency flood efforts in September. We truly appreciate their strong support and the support of their customers, particularly during the holidays when demand surges.”
Founded in 1976, the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse is operated by the Broome County Council of Churches. Each month, it distributes 130,000 pounds through its networks of 30 food pantries in Broome County congregations and more than 30 soup kitchens and community meal programs.
Weis Markets operates 161 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey and West Virginia.