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7ABC, Tops to team up for Hurricane donation drive

Three stores will collect items all day Friday
Posted at 5:44 PM, Sep 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-08 08:03:44-04

7ABC and Tops Friendly Markets are teaming up to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, and potential victims of Hurricane Irma in Florida.

Three Tops supermarkets will be hosting the 'Hurricane Donation Drive' this Friday to collect items in desperate need for families now trying to get back on their feet following the historic storm.

Western New Yorkers can drop-off non-perishable items at the Tops stores at 3980 Maple Road in Amherst, 4777 Transit Road in Depew-Lancaster, and 6150 South Park Avenue in Hamburg from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Cash donations will also be accepted from Wednesday through Saturday at all Tops locations.

Donations will be loaded onto a truck for the Houston area and distributed through Feeding America, a nonprofit organization that feeds millions of Americans in need each year through food pantries, soup kitchens and other community organizations.

The following food items are in great need:

  • Canned/pouched tuna fish
  • Box/bag rice
  • Canned vegetables
  • Cereal
  • Canned stews
  • Canned soup
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned fruits

The following non-perishable products are needed:

  • Bleach
  • Rubber gloves
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sponges
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Laundry detergent
  • Mops
  • Brooms
  • Towels
  • Brillo Pads
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Soap