Weis Market’s plan to eliminate hunger
Weis Market takes on the fight for hunger relief for the 11th year in a row.
The company announced its 11th annual Fight Hunger Program which will run throughout Hunger Action Month in September. The program provides food and monetary donations to more than 150 local food banks and emergency food providers across seven states in Weis Markets’ 204-store service area. Since the program’s inception in 2008, the program has raised more than $2 million for hunger relief organizations.
“Our Fight Hunger program benefits more than 150 hunger organizations in the communities we serve,” said Ron Bonacci, Weis Markets’ Vice President of Advertising and Marketing. “It is designed to help families who may not know when and from where their next meal is coming. Over the past ten years, our customers have generously donated to this worthy cause in our stores and online. Our company will also complement our customers’ generosity with corporate donations. We hope our customers will consider donating this month when they visit their local Weis Markets.”
Between Aug. 30 and Oct. 3, customers will be encouraged to visit their local Weis Markets and consider making small donations of $1, $3, $5 or $10 vouchers at checkout to help support families in need in the community. Customers can also choose to round up their grocery order to the nearest dollar. Customers can donate shelf-stable items such as canned goods, pasta, peanut butter, applesauce or soup by simply adding these items to their cart throughout their trip and then placing them in a donation bin at checkout. Donations will also be accepted online at WeisMarkets.com/Fight-Hunger.
Other major retailers, such as Walmart, have recently announced their efforts for hunger relief. Walmart renewed its efforts to fight hunger in America by kicking off its annual “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign. The retailer is asking its 150 million weekly shoppers to raise the bar to support the Feeding America network of 200 local food banks and the one in eight people who battle hunger in America at some point during the year.
Founded in 1912, Weis Markets is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 204 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Virginia and West Virginia.