From Harford Community Action Agency:
On Thursday, August 25 at 2 pm, Wegmans will deliver 13,848 pounds of non-perishable food to Harford Community Action Agency (HCAA). The donation includes 20 pallets of pasta, cereal, condiments, baking, breakfast foods and crackers.
“We’re grateful to Wegmans for this delivery. It couldn’t come at a better time,” said Judy Mason, HCAA executive director. “Our shelves are always emptier in the summer when food donations are slow and kids are out of school. “
Mason continued, “On top of that we’re seeing the effects of the down economy. Our Pantry is on pace to feed more than 1,000 families this month—25% more than we served in July.”
When the Wegmans tractor-trailer arrives at HCAA’s Food Bank warehouse, Store Manager, Al Jackson, will be on hand along with other employees of the Bel Air store to help unload the truck.
“It’s a privilege to be able to deliver this tractor trailer of food that will serve the needs of our new neighbors in Harford County,” said Al Jackson. “We know the times are tough and our Wegmans Bel Air family is very grateful for the warm welcome we have received. We ‘Make A Difference’ in every community we serve and today is just the first step of the Bel Air community seeing our values in action.”
Where: HCAA Food Bank Warehouse
1305 Governor Court
Abingdon, MD 21009
Last year HCAA distributed more than 650,000 pounds of food–to 2,700 needy Harford County families and to 60 other local organizations that feed hungry people.
Last year Wegmans donated more than 16 million pounds of food to area food banks in all of its market areas.
Wegmans also makes it easy for shoppers to join in supporting local hunger relief efforts by participating in annual programs where shoppers who wish to make a donation at checkout can have any amount added to their bill. Since 1993, Wegmans has raised over $16 million for hunger relief.
Harford Community Action Agency, Inc., the designated antipoverty agency serving low-income residents of Harford County, is a Regional Distribution Organization of the Maryland Food Bank. HCAA is one of more than 1,100 Community Action Agencies nationwide that, since 1964, continue to meet the needs of low-income Americans and address the causes and conditions of poverty.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 78-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, is recognized as an industry leader and innovator. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 14 consecutive years. In 2011, Wegmans ranked #3 on the list.