Weis raises $340K to fight hunger

The Calvert Recorder - - Business - CAROL SMITH

As part of its 11th an­nual Fight Hunger cam­paign, Weis Mar­kets and its as­so­ci­ates raised $340,000 for more than 150 com­mu­nity hunger-re­lief or­ga­ni­za­tions in the com­mu­ni­ties the gro­cery com­pany serves, ac­cord­ing to a press release.

The Weis Fight Hunger pro­gram, which ran from Aug. 30 to Oct. 3, al­lowed cus­tomers to do­nate us­ing $1, $3, $5 or $10 vouch­ers or by round­ing up at check­out to help food-in­se­cure fam­i­lies in their com­mu­ni­ties, the release states.

Cus­tomers also pur­chased and do­nated shelf-sta­ble items such as canned goods, pasta, peanut but­ter, ap­ple­sauce and soup.

The cam­paign ben­e­fits lo­cal food banks and pantries through­out the com­pany’s seven-state mar­ket area.

Re­gional food banks, which help co­or­di­nate lo­cal pick­ups, also par­tic­i­pate in the pro­gram, in­clud­ing the Mary­land Food Bank, the release states.

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