Wegmans: $937K to Check Out Hunger
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Wegmans raised more than $937,000, an 11.4% increase from last year's efforts, as part of its winter Check Out Hunger campaign that ended Feb. 26, the grocer announced Tuesday.
Check Out Hunger allows shoppers to donate $1, $2, $3, $5 or any other amount at checkout, with 100% of the proceeds going to each store's local food bank.
“In spite of tough times, our customers and employees have responded in the most selfless manner, exceeding last year’s giving,” stated Colleen Wegman, Wegmans president. “Food banks play an essential role in our communities, and this increase in donations will have a real impact toward meeting their needs.”