You can help make sure your neighbors here in Western New York don't go hungry this holiday season by donating to the 'Food 2 Families' donation drive. Join 2 On Your Side, Tops Friendly Markets, and Townsquare Media for the 17th annual Food 2 Families Food Drive. Between now and December 24, 2021, you can buy a 'Little Brown Bag of Hope' from your neighborhood Tops Friendly Market. The bags will be donated to FeedMore WNY to ensure that all families in WNY have enough to eat. If you can't make it out to a Tops, you can text to donate by sending “FeedMore" to 76278.

There will also be a live collection event on December 3, from 5 am to 8 pm. You can stop by the Depew Tops location at 4777 Transit Road and purchase a bag to donate. You may even end up on TV with Channel 2! If you can't make it all the way out to Depew, you can swing by any of the Tops Friendly Markets below from 7 am to 8 pm to donate in person.

-5827 S. Transit Rd., Lockport
-7200 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls
-3980 Maple Rd., Amherst
-4777 Transit Rd., Depew
-S. 6150 South Park Ave., Hamburg
-2101 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo

You can buy a $5, $10, or $20 bag that will help fight hunger in WNY. You can also round up your change when you checkout to donate to FeedMore WNY.

Tara A. Ellis, FeedMore WNY President and CEO told Channel 2,

“The holiday season can be a stressful time of year for our food insecure neighbors. The Food 2 Families drive allows FeedMore WNY to provide nutritious food for our hungry community members throughout the holidays and into the new year. We thank Tops Friendly Markets, Townsquare Media, and WGRZ-TV for their steadfast support and for continuing to make this event possible. We encourage the community to participate in this wonderful opportunity to help feed our neighbors in need."

You can visit FeedMore WNY's website for other opportunities to give, to volunteer or if your family needs help.

Credit: WGRZ

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