Wegmans Customers Donate $1.8 Million to Hunger Relief in Fall 2017

Rochester, N.Y., Jan 24, 2018Customers of Wegmans Food Market stores raised $1.8 million during the companys fall 2017 hunger relief checkout scanning campaign, known regionally as Check Out Hunger, Care About Hunger, or Food 2 Feed.

We believe communities thrive when we all work together, and theres no greater example of that than our hunger relief scanning campaigns, said Linda Lovejoy, Wegmans community relations manager. Were grateful for our customers and employees who demonstrate a shared commitment to making a difference in our communities by giving so generously during this campaign each year, and for our community partners who work so hard addressing the needs of our communities all year long.

Check Out Hunger, Care About Hunger, and Food 2 Feed programs allow customers to donate $1, $2, $3, $5, or any other amount at checkout with 100 percent of the proceeds going to each store's local food bank. The food banks that will receive donations are listed below with the amount raised, and in parentheses, the Wegmans stores that raised money for them:

Anne Arundel County Food Bank – $4,547 (Crofton)
Frederick Community Action Agency – $13,231 (Frederick)
Harford Community Action Agency – $6,131 (Bel Air)
Howard County Community Action Council – $31,872 (Columbia)
Manna Food Center – $5,035 (Germantown)
Maryland Food Bank – $27,592 (Hunt Valley and Owings Mills)
Shabach Ministries and Capital Area Food Bank – $10,240 (Woodmore)

New Jersey
Community Food Bank of New Jersey – $127,101 (Bridgewater, Woodbridge, and Montvale)
Fulfill – $78,691 (Ocean and Manalapan)
Food Bank of South Jersey – $81,339 (Cherry Hill and Mt. Laurel)
Mercer Street Friends – $38,990 (Princeton)
Interfaith Food Pantry – $32,242 (Hanover)

New York
Foodlink – $638,119 (21 stores in the Greater Rochester area)

Bucks County Opportunity Council – $32,043 (Warrington)
Chester County Food Bank – $152,789 (Downingtown and Malvern)
Cluster Outreach Center – $64,371 (Collegeville)
Manna on Main Street – $47,040 (Montgomeryville)
Philabundance – $78,457 (King of Prussia and Concordville)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley & Southeast Pennsylvania – $98,870 (Allentown, Bethlehem, and Nazareth)

ACTS – $47,241 (Potomac Mills)
Capital Area Food Bank – $54,712 (Alexandria)
Food for Others – $49,759 (Fairfax)
Fredericksburg Area Food Bank – $15,355 (Fredericksburg)
Loudoun Hunger Relief – $48,283 (Sterling and Leesburg)
SERVE – $26,830 (Lake Manassas)

The fall campaign ran from October through December 2017. The timing of annual checkout scanning campaigns varies by region. In 2017, all Wegmans stores raised a total of $2.9 million for hunger relief through scanning campaigns, and since these programs began in 1993, Wegmans has raised more than $35.5 million.

Helping Create Healthier, Better Neighborhoods.
As a family-owned company, Wegmans is committed to helping customers and employees live healthier, better lives through food. That commitment includes sharing food and enriching store neighborhoods in every way possible. At Wegmans, we believe communities thrive when we all work together.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 95-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, celebrated 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.

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