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, Inc.

Campaign to Support Foodlink, Inc.

Foodlink is a community food resource center and the Feeding America food bank serving Allegany,  Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne,Wyoming, and Yates counties. We leverage the power of food to transform lives,end hunger and build healthier communities. Through good stewardship,innovation and collaboration, Foodlink mobilizes a diverse network of partners and stakeholders to eradicate both the symptoms and root causes of hunger. Our suite of food access programs provides new access points to nutritious and affordable food in under-served communities. Our team of nutrition educators empowers people at risk of diet-related illness with the skills and knowledge to make healthy choices. Our food banking operations distribute millions of pounds of food to a network of hundreds of human service agencies throughout our service area. The Foodlink Community Kitchen prepares and delivers thousands of meals daily for Rochester children, supports our regional agricultural economy by slicing locally grown apples, and hosts a one-of-a-kind career empowerment program to train individuals with barriers to employment for careers in the regional food industry. Learn more about how we are 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 Kennelly
    Dan Kennelly gave a $26.37 donation to support Stacey Pensgen
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  5. Mary Lou Brown
    Mary Lou Brown gave a donation to support Thad Brown
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  6. Howard Thompson gave a $25 donation to support Thad Brown
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  7. Jeanne  Lyle
    Jeanne Lyle gave a $25 donation to support Thad Brown
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  8. James Sisco
    James Sisco gave a $52.44 donation to support Stacey Pensgen
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  9. Adam Chodak
    Adam Chodak gave a $26.37 donation to support Stacey Pensgen
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