Weis Markets has launched its seventh annual Fight Hunger Program to run throughout Hunger Action Month in September.
The program provides food and monetary donations to local food banks and emergency food providers in Weis Markets' 163-store service area. To date, the program has raised nearly $1 million for hunger relief organizations.
Food insecurity is a growing problem in the United States. According to, Feed America, a national hunger-relief organization, 49 million Americans live in food-insecure households, affecting 33.1 million adults and 15.9 million children.
Customers are able to donate shelf-stable items, as well as purchase $2, $4 and $6 vouchers during the checkout process. All proceeds will be donated to area food banks to help fill gaps in food supplies. Weis Markets also offers pre-filled Fight Hunger donation boxes containing pasta, sauce, fruit, vegetables, tuna, cereal and soup — all for less than $10.
The Fight Hunger Food Drive will benefit local food banks and pantries throughout Weis Markets five state market area. For more information about Weis' Fight Hunger program and its partner food banks, visit http://www.weismarkets.com/Fight-Hunger.