Food for Families Food Drive underway: How to help local families in need


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — News 8 is proud once again to partner with Tops Markets, for the Food for Families Food Drive. Because of the pandemic, the need is greater than ever.

The food and money we raise will go to Foodlink, our region’s food bank. This week, we got a chance to check out the Foodlink kitchen, as the crew prepares meals for the hungry.

Click here to find out how you can help.

Inside the Foodlink Warehouse: How the pandemic is impacting this local resource

The South Wedge Food Program — part of Foodlink’s Emergency Food Network — has been feeding families all over Monroe County

Foodlink shares the need this year as well as how you can benefit or serve Food for Families

The 14th Annual Food For Families Food Drive

The season of giving is upon us and once again News 8, Tops Friendly Markets & WCMF have partnered to benefit Foodlink, for the Fourteenth Annual Food for Families Food Drive. You can help fill the table for a family in need this year. Please join us for our 14th Annual Food for Families Food Drive on Friday, December 11th to help those in need right here in Rochester.

You can make a difference and help out in many different ways:

  • Purchase a Little Brown Bag of Hope, available at all Tops Markets now and online at! Each Little Brown Bag of Hope contains nutritious food needed by Foodlink to help feed families in need. Little Brown Bags of Hope are available for $5, $10 & $20. 
  • Stop by the Tops Greece location at 3507 Mt. Read Blvd. or the Tops Henrietta location at 1225 Jefferson Rd on Friday, December 11th to make a donation and join the fun!
  • Donate online at
  • Stop by any one of our participating Tops Friendly Markets locations on Friday, December 11th and make a food donation. 

Food Drop-off Locations:

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