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Weis Markets’ 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. Their donations will help hundreds of emergency food providers meet increased demand during difficult times,” said Dave Hepfinger, Weis Markets’ president and CEO. “We have complemented our customer’s generosity with our own contribution of $200,000.”
The Fight Hunger food drive ran during Hunger Action Month in September. In addition to product donations, customer monetary donations will be distributed to 148 local emergency food providers serving communities near the company’s stores.
Founded in 1912, Weis Markets marked its 98th year of operation in May. It currently operates 164 stores in its home state of Pennsylvania as well as Maryland, New York, New Jersey and West Virginia.