Wegmans Owings Mills Donates 18,102 Pounds of Food to Help Six Local Food Pantries Stock Up After Summer

Owings Mills, MARYLAND, August 31, 2016 -

 

WHO: Wegmans Owings Mills employees and representatives from the Community Crisis Center, Reisterstown United Methodist Church, Loaves and Fishes Food Ministry, Jesus House of Baltimore, Union Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Set the Captives Free Outreach Center, and the United Way of Central Maryland.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Wegmans Owings Mills at Foundry Row, 10100 Reisterstown Rd. The Wegmans truck will be parked in front of the store. Members of the media are encouraged to attend.

WHAT: Wegmans Food Markets will host a food pantry rally, donating a truckload of 18,102 pounds of non-perishable food to six local food pantries outside in front of its new location in Owings Mills. This donation takes place just weeks before the 109,000 square-foot store opens on Sunday, Sept. 18.

A team of Wegmans employees will join representatives from the Community Crisis Center, Reisterstown United Methodist Church, Loaves and Fishes Food Ministry, Jesus House of Baltimore, Union Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, and Set the Captives Free Outreach Center to unload a Wegmans tractor trailer filled with 21 pallets of canned soups, canned vegetables and fruit, peanut butter, canned tuna, cereal, juice, and other products. The food will then be sorted and loaded onto six separate vehicles for distribution to each organization.

“We recognize that food pantries have increased needs during the summer months when children aren’t in school, so we wanted to help replenish and re-stock their shelves leading into fall,” said Store Manager Matt LePore. “Making a difference in the communities we serve remains a constant throughout Wegmans’ 100 years in business.”

In addition to the food donation, the store team will present a $10,000 check to the United Way of Central Maryland, representing a corporate gift combined with contributions already raised by Wegmans’ Owings Mills employees.

For more information on Wegmans in Owings Mills, please visit wegmans.com/owingsmills.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 90-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 19 consecutive years, ranking #4 in 2016.

Press Contact:
Wegmans
Valerie Fox
Media Relations Coordinator
585-720-5713
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