SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets today announced the launch of its fifth annual Fight Hunger Food Drive, a month-long program offering customers an opportunity to donate to local food banks and emergency food providers.
The program, which begins on Sept. 2 and runs through Sept. 30, will take place in all Weis Markets' 162 stores. Weis Markets will supplement its customer donations with a $200,000 corporate donation.
"Food banks and pantries continue to tell us their demand has grown significantly in recent years and that they expect it to continue to grow in the months ahead," said David J. Hepfinger, Weis Markets' president and chief executive officer, in a statement. "Our combined goal is to generate 1 million meals for the 12 food banks and 100 emergency food providers who are working with our stores."
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Customers can donate shelf-stable items including cereal, apple sauce, pasta, granola bars, canned beans, 100% fruit juice, canned fruit, grated cheese, rice, boxed macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, soups, canned sauces, instant potatoes, canned chicken and fish, canned vegetables and boxed skillet dinners.
Customers also have the option of donating $3, $5 and $10 vouchers that can be purchased at any Weis Markets' cash register. Weis Markets will give 100% of the proceeds to area food banks in the form of gift card donations so they can fill in any gaps in their food supplies.
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