2018 Food for Families: Anchor Challenge

2018 Food for Families: Anchor Challenge

About This Campaign

Food for Families returns, with our partners at Tops Friendly Markets, WROC-TV, Citizens Bank, and WCMF Radio! Food for Families collects food donations from Tops shoppers for Foodlink, which then distributes the food to its network of agencies serving food-insecure families throughout the Rochester region.

News 8 Sports Director Thad Brown and Chief Meteorologist Stacey Pensgen are competing in the third annual Anchor Challenge -- a friendly competition to see who can raise the most money for the 2018 Food for Families campaign! Check out their personal campaign pages below to make a donation. The campaign ends and a winner will be announced on Dec. 7, during the main Food for Families event day at Tops.

Last year, the Food for Families campaign was able to collect more than 143,000 pounds of food to help our neighbors in need! Financial contributions are also accepted, and last year's event was able to raise more than $11,000.

The campaign features “Little Brown Bags of Hope,” bags of food that are available for purchase at Tops locations through Dec. 15. Shoppers have the option of purchasing a LBBOH for $5, $10 or $20 at the register when they check out, or donate any food or money they wish.

On Dec. 7, Tops will host an all-day celebration that will be broadcast live by WROC-TV and WCMF Radio at two main Tops locations in Greece (3507 Mt. Read Blvd.) and Henrietta (1225 Jefferson Road).

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 3507 Mount Read Boulevard
  • Rochester, NY 14616
  • USA

Title Sponsors

Foodlink

Campaign to Support Foodlink

Foodlink is a Rochester-based nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger and building healthier communities by addressing both the symptoms and root causes of food insecurity. We serve as the hub of the emergency food system across a 10-county service area. As a leading public health organization, Foodlink administers many programs and initiatives that aim to build the health and wealth of communities.

We provide food assistance through the safe storage and distribution of emergency food to our network of food bank members and community partners. We build healthier communities through innovative programs that create new access points to nutritious foods and empower people to make healthy choices. We drive change through bold career empowerment initiatives and advocacy for a more just, equitable food system.

Learn more about how we are transforming lives and creating healthy futures for every community we serve at www.FoodlinkNY.org, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at @foodlinkny.


Fundraising Participant Personal Goal Amount Raised
Stacey Pensgen
Stacey Pensgen
18155
$181.55 of $250 (72%)
18155
$181.55
Thad Brown
Thad Brown
10795
$107.95 of $250 (43%)
10795
$107.95
  1. PATRICK MONTANA
    PATRICK MONTANA gave a $26.37 donation to support Stacey Pensgen
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  2. Katie Carroll
    Katie Carroll gave a $50 donation to support Stacey Pensgen
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  3. An anonymous donation of $31.58 has been made to support Thad Brown
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  4. Dan T Kennelly
    Dan T Kennelly gave a $26.37 donation to support Stacey Pensgen
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  5. Mary Lou Brown
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  7. Jeanne Lyle
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  8. James Sisco
    James Sisco gave a $52.44 donation to support Stacey Pensgen
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