Wegmans Donates 18,000 Pounds of Food to Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
Harrisburg, Pa –Wegmans Food Markets has donated 18,000 pounds of food to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank as part of a cooperative project with WITF-FM listeners. As part of a one-day special fundraising and food-raising campaign, Wegmans committed to matching every dollar donated to WITF with a pound of food, up to 18,000 pounds, to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. Held on Thursday, November 3, the fundraising event raised more than $40,000 for WITF, resulting in the full match of more than 9 tons of food from Wegmans for the Food Bank.
“We thank both the WITF listeners and Wegmans for their support of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank,” said Director of Development Jennifer Powell. “Hunger is an issue in central Pennsylvania, and this donation will help support our efforts.”
“We know that food banks build healthier communities and it’s a privilege to be able to deliver this food that will serve the needs of our neighbors in Harrisburg and the surround area,” said Wegmans Harrisburg Store Manager Bob Finn. “One of our values is to make a difference in every community we serve, and this partnership is one way we’re putting that value into action.”
This is the ninth year of the campaign with Wegmans and WITF. Wegmans has donated more than 178,000 pounds of food to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to match donations made to WITF.
Last year Wegmans donated approximately 14.5 million pounds of food to area food banks in all of its market areas.
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce hunger in 27 counties in central Pennsylvania. Through 900 program partners, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank provides more than 650,000 nutritious meals to people in need every week. For more information on the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and its mission to reduce hunger in Pennsylvania, visit centralpafoodbank.org or call 717.564.1700. Connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/centralpafoodbank and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @centralpafb.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 92-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.