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Weis Markets today said its month-long Fight Hunger food drive generated $75,000 in product donations and financial support for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, the Bethesda Mission and local emergency food providers in Harrisburg, Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill and Swatara. The donations include $11,114 in customer food donations and financial support made in Weis Markets’ stores in Dauphin and Cumberland counties; a $60,886 Weis Markets’ corporate donation to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and a $3,000 corporate donation to the Bethesda Mission in Harrisburg. “Collectively, our donations will help provide more than 50,000 meals to people in need in the Harrisburg/West Shore region,” said Karen Buch, Weis Markets’ Director of Lifestyle Initiatives. “Each of our stores worked closely with a local emergency food provider during the month of September. We are grateful to our many customers who responded generously at a time when food bank demand continues to surge.” “Weis Markets and their customers will make a significant impact on childhood and senior hunger through their generosity to our Backpack and ElderShare programs,” said Kendall Hanna, Executive Director, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. “Weis Markets is a valuable community partner to the Food Bank, their dedication to our mission is exemplary, and the Fight Hunger initiative is just one demonstration of that commitment.” The following local organizations made weekly collections of donated products at Weis Markets’ stores: New Hope Ministries, Project Share, Hummelstown Food Pantry and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. As part of the Fight Hunger food drive, customers could donate $3, $5 and $10 vouchers which could be purchased at each cash register. Stores also sold pre-filled Fight Hunger Donation Bags containing pasta, sauce, fruit, vegetables, tuna, cereal and soup —- all for less than seven dollars. Founded in 1912, Weis Markets operates 165 stores in five states: Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia.

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