WEIS MARKETS LAUNCHES 10th ANNUAL FIGHT HUNGER PROGRAM, SUPPORTS HURRICANE HARVEY VICTIMS
The program will run in Weis stores through October 4; all donations through Sept. 6 will benefit victims of the storm.
SUNBURY, PA (August 30, 2017) – Weis Markets today launched its 10th Annual Fight Hunger program by announcing that all donations received through September 6th, plus an additional corporate contribution, will be sent to the American Red Cross to help with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
The Fight Hunger program, which raises awareness of food insecurity and provides food and donations to more than 150 local food banks and emergency food providers across seven states in Weis Markets’ 204-store service area, will continue to run through October 4 and support local food banks and pantries.
“At Weis Markets, we believe in giving back to the communities we serve, and in lending a hand in times of a national crisis,” said Kurt Schertle, Weis Markets’ Chief Operating Officer. “Through this year’s Fight Hunger program we will support our national neighbors in need during this natural disaster, and we’ll also help our neighbors close to home.”
From August 30, 2017 through September 6, 2017, customers are encouraged to make a small donation at their Weis checkout to help support those affected by Hurricane Harvey by rounding up their orders or purchasing a $1, $4 or $10 voucher. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross to help support victims of Hurricane Harvey, which has left tens of thousands of people homeless.
Through October 4, Weis customers can continue to round up their orders and purchase vouchers to help fight hunger in their local communities. They can also participate in our Fight Hunger program by making a $4 donation that will result in the donation of Weis Quality milk to local food banks; donating non-perishable goods at the designated cart at the front end or donating online at WeisMarkets.com/FightHunger.
Run in conjunction with Feeding America’s Hunger Action MonthTM each September, the program has raised nearly $2 million for hunger relief organizations since its inception in 2008. Hunger Action MonthTM is Feeding America’s nationwide campaign that unites communities to take action against the issue of hunger and helps raise awareness to support the more than 49 million Americans who struggle with food insecurity right here in the U.S. In fact, hunger impacts 1 in 7 Americans, including nearly 15 million children. Hunger has no boundaries and is a problem that exists in urban, suburban and rural communities.
Please visit Facebook.com/WeisMarkets or WeisMarkets.com for more information on Fight Hunger.
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About Weis Markets
Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid-Atlantic food retailer operating 204 stores in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information, please visit: WeisMarkets.com or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets.