Tops teams up with Boy Scouts to support area food banks

By on March 11, 2019

The Seneca Waterways Council Boy Scouts of America is teaming up with area Tops Friendly Markets locations to collect food for area food banks. Donations can be dropped off at area Tops locations, including Spencerport, Hilton and Hamlin, throughout the week of March 16 through 23.

Scouts will be on hand to collect the donations as follows: Saturday, March 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, March 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 18 to March 22, 6 to 8 p.m. only; and Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Non-perishable suggested items for donation include (but are not limited to): pasta and rice, canned items, peanut butter, soups, juices, cereal, paper products and toiletries. No glass containers.

“At Tops we are committed to eradicating hunger and enhancing the quality of life for children through education and by way of this food drive, we are not only educating our children about the importance of giving back and helping those less fortunate, but we are engaging them as well with each donation they help collect through their commitment with the Boy Scouts,” said Kathy Sautter, public and media relations manager for Tops Friendly Markets.

“The Scouting for Food drive is in its 31st year. It is our single largest community service project for our Scouts as it impacts thousands of families in need throughout our five-county area,” stated Stephen Hoitt, Scout executive and CEO for Seneca Waterways Council, Boy Scouts of America. He added, “Our partnership with Tops Friendly Markets has been instrumental in being able to help replenish food supplies at more than 60 neighborhood food pantries and hunger relief agencies.” To learn more about this event visit or

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