BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Market in the Square is looking to give back to Western New York.
Officials say as COVID-19 cases rise in Erie County and Western New York the need for food assistance also increases.
To give back to Western New Yorkers, the locally owned and operated grocery store announced its "$50,000 Community Giveback." It will provide $50 gift cards to a total of 1,000 individuals.
"As a local family-owned small business, we understand the situation that many in our community are currently facing. We know people are struggling right now," said Nicholas Kusmierski, owner of The Market in the Square. "We want to help as many families as we can by giving away $50,000 in gift cards to our stores. We are Western New York proud and will always stand behind our community. We are in a position to help and there is no one we would rather help than the people of Western New York."
The community giveback launched on December 14 at 9 a.m. and ends December 16 at 9 a.m.
You can participate in the giveaway by visiting their website here. The winners will be randomly drawn on December 16.
"We are good people here in Western New York," added Brian Kusmierski, founder and owner of Market in the Square. "I couldn't be happier to offer this support at such a difficult time to the people who have supported us for over 20 years."