During the month of September, Wegmans cashiers asked customers to make a small donation to the United Way in its Buffalo Division, which includes Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Jamestown and Erie, PA. The scan campaign allows customers to donate $1, $2, $3, $5 or any other amount at checkout with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, United Way of Erie, PA, United Way of Southern Chautauqua County, and the United Way of Niagara County.
“We’re grateful to our customers and employees for recognizing the vital role that the United Way plays in our community,” said Mike Keating, Senior VP, Buffalo Wegmans Food Markets. “We have such a generous community in Western New York and Erie, Pennsylvania, and these results are an example of that.”
The United Way has recognized three specific areas to address in the Western New York community: Education, Income, and Health & Wellness. $311,420 raised from this campaign will help make positive changes in those key community indicators.
"Once again, Wegmans has proven its place as one of our most community-minded companies," said Michael Weiner, United Way of Buffalo and Erie County president and CEO. "Improving our community is at the heart of what they do every day, and they are consistently able to inspire their customers to join them in making a difference - and for that we are truly grateful."
The United Way scan campaign at Wegmans has raised over $1.2 million dollars in the Buffalo Division since it began in 2010.