Price Chopper Teams with Salvation Army For Tools for Schools Supply Drive

Syracuse, NY – How can you help students do better in school?  The Price Chopper grocery store chain throughout New York State offers a way for you to help students.

Students learn best when they are prepared for school with supplies, and Price Chopper is sponsoring its annual Tools for Schools Supply Drive program through September 14.

“The Salvation Army is very proud of our long standing relationship with Price Chopper stores. Having students equipped for learning is the key to a student’s success.  Price Chopper and their customers have enabled the Army to help thousands of students learn and achieve,” said Major Donald Hostetler, divisional commander for the Empire State Division of The Salvation Army.

“The Tools for Schools Supply Drive has become a highly anticipated element of the annual Back to School season,” said Mona Golub, Price Chopper’s vice president of public relations and marketing services. “By partnering with the Salvation Army as we have for the past five years, we have been able to extend the generosity of Price Chopper’s teammates, families, friends and neighbors in support of local educational institutions and to help enrich the lives of children in our communities.”

Price Chopper shoppers are asked to donate a school related item in the specially marked displays in each store.

About the Empire Division

The Empire State Division of The Salvation Army covers 48 counties in upstate New York and one city in Pennsylvania (Sayre, Pa.).  Our annual Red Kettle Campaign in November and December helps our 42 community and worship centers, service areas in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse and 167 volunteer driven service units raise funds that remain in each community to help those in need.


About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to

About Price Chopper

Based in Schenectady, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 132 Price Chopper grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 51% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit