Combined customer and company donation was generated during National Dairy Month in June
Selinsgrove, PA (August 10, 2023) – Weis Markets today donated $100,000 to support the Fill A Glass With Hope® campaign at its store in Selinsgrove, PA. Through Fill A Glass With Hope, the PA Dairymen’s Association, Feeding Pennsylvania and American Dairy Association North East work together to supply regional food banks with fresh milk to distribute to families in need.
The combined customer and company donation was generated during National Dairy Month in June when Weis Markets invited its customers to round up their grocery orders at self-checkout to help fight hunger. At a kickoff event on World Milk Day in June, Weis Markets donated 2,916 half-gallons of fresh milk to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania. In addition, vendor partners Chobani, Kraft Heinz, Lactalis, Tropicana and Upfield together donated $45,000 to kick off the Fill A Glass With Hope campaign and provide access to fresh, nutritious milk.
“Our farmers are passionate about getting nutrient-rich milk to families in need,” said John Chrisman, CEO of American Dairy Association North East. “We’re so grateful for this partnership with Weis Markets, Feeding Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association. This donation is going to help a lot of families.”
“At Weis Markets, we are committed to fighting hunger year-round in the communities where we have stores. We are grateful to work with partners like American Dairy Association North East, PA Dairymen’s Association and Feeding Pennsylvania who share in this commitment,” said Tom Domaracki, Senior Category Manager for Dairy at Weis Markets. “We thank our customers for their enthusiasm and generosity in supporting Fill A Glass With Hope.”
The $100,000 donation will be distributed to the following local food banks throughout Weis Markets’ seven-state market area to purchase milk:
• Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
• York County Food Bank
• CEO Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank
• CHOW Broome County Council of Churches
• Community Food Bank of NJ
• Damascus Help
• Food Bank of Delaware
• Food Bank of the Southern Tier
• Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank
• Helping Harvest Food Bank
• Maryland Food Bank
• Western MD Food Bank
• Mountaineer Food Bank
• Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania
• Open Link Food Bank
• Owl's Nest Food Pantry
About Weis Markets
Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 197 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia and Virginia. For more information, please visit: WeisMarkets.com or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets.