Our Work With the Center For Youth

At Wegmans, we value making a difference in every community we serve. This is why we are partnering with The Center for Youth to address LGBTQ youth homelessness in Rochester.

The Center For Youth

LGBTQ youth are more likely to experience homelessness. With 40% of homeless youth identifying as LGBTQ. In addition, 68% of homeless LGBTQ youth say that this is because of family rejection. That is to say, this is a big problem in our communities. There are many charities nationwide that are working to correct this problem. For example, the Center for Youth is doing great work to support homeless LGBTQ youth. For example, they provide shelters and housing at their Arnett House located here in Rochester. If you are looking for more information on the Center for Youth and the Arnett house check out their website here!

How we are helping:

Currently, we have our pride-themed Wegmans shopping bags available at all of our store locations. You can check out our different bag varieties here. For each shopping bag you purchase we will donate one meal to the Center for Youth. Together we can make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ youth in Rochester.

How can you Help?

There are many ways you can help support homeless LGBTQ youth in Rochester. For example, you can help us provide meals for the Arnett house by purchasing one of our Pride-themed shopping bags. In addition, you can donate to them directly here or volunteer your time here.

Together we can make Rochester a better place for LGBTQ youth!


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