Budwey's Customers Offer a 'Wing and a Prayer | Community Spirit
Shoppers at the 3 Budwey’s Supermarkets in Western New York, have given generously to the help re-stock the shelves at the three food pantries that The Salvation Army operates. The three stores raised $1,844, in three weeks. Over the next 6 weeks, The Salvation Army is coordinating its efforts to feed more than five thousand individuals.
Major Thomas Applin was at Budwey’s Supermarket in Kenmore on Wednesday, this afternoon to receive the check from the stores management team. Major Applin and his staff served hot chocolate and cookies to the cashiers and shoppers, as a token of the appreciation for their generosity to raise these funds.
Budwey’s Supermarkets has been a part of this community for 82 years and several employees have been working there for over 20 years, to serve their customers. This campaign is right in line with the wholesome values they share with their employees and customers. Being a family organization, Budwey’s knows the struggles families face throughout our area and has stepped up to facilitate this campaign. “It is remarkable the connection the Budwey’s staff have with their shoppers,” said AnnMarie Taft, Community Relations manager for The Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army works to feed the poor throughout Western New York communities all year long. During the winter months, the demand for basic human needs increases and the holidays can be made a little brighter through the generous donations received from great Buffalonians. This campaign will help The Salvation Army re-stock pantry shelves that are continuously being depleted.