Wegmans participates in the Fill the BackPack Food Drive each June to gather child-friendly food items for Second Harvest’s BackPack Program. This childhood anti-hunger initiative provides kids in need with weekend bags of nutritious, easy-to-prepare food. Last year, Wegmans shoppers donated 9,776 pounds of product that went directly towards feeding local students in need of food.
Erie Gives began in 2011 in honor of The Erie Community Foundation’s 75th Anniversary. Erie Gives 2017 will take place on August 8, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
During this 12-hour period of online giving, The Erie Community Foundation will match a percentage of each donation you make to your favorite nonprofit(s) when you donate through their website.