As fall arrives we start to look towards planning for the holiday season. VIP will again participate in the annual Salvation Army food and toy drives that benefit the Christmas Bureau Distribution. Throughout November and December, our employees donate toys and food items, as well as monetary (red kettle) contributions.

We will also participate in the Tops Supermarkets Food for Families campaign to benefit the Food Bank of CNY. It starts with choosing a theme and developing that into an idea for a structure. Then food for the build has to be “shopped” for and a plan for the build needs to be drawn up – complete with quantities of food items. Finally, on a weekend in December, a team shows up to Tops to build the actual structure. All of the food used in the structure is donated to the Food Bank.

To learn more about how you can help the Salvation Army of Syracuse visit:

To Learn More about how you can help The Food Bank of CNY visit: