Hart’s Local Grocers donates 140 dozen apples to Center for Youth

September 24, 2014

Donation is nod to 140th birthday of Alfred Hart, his legacy

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — On Thursday, September 25, at 2 p.m., Hart’s Local Grocers will deliver a case of local apples to the Center for Youth. Hart’s will continue to donate one case per week, for 12 weeks. Totaling 140 dozen apples, this donation is a nod to the 140th birthday of Alfred Hart, owner of the original Hart’s Food Stores, who was born that day in 1874.

“For so many of our young people, fresh fruit is not an everyday treat,” said Elaine Spaull, Executive Director of the Center for Youth. “Therefore, the generosity and support by Hart’s Local Grocers as they share this abundance of nutrition and a healthy snack, is especially meaningful. We celebrate and thank Hart’s as they celebrate their namesake’s birthday.”

Hart’s is proud to source its produce from a number of farms in the Finger Lakes, and will be procuring these apples from Schutt’s Apple Mill in Webster, a fourth-generation family owned farm started in 1918.

“Part of the Hart’s mission is to build community while supporting our regional farmers and suppliers,” said Glenn Kellogg, Founder and President of Hart’s Local Grocers. “We’re proud to carry on the legacy of Alfred Hart and the Hart’s Food Stores by sharing our region’s bounty with urban youth.”

Thursday, September 25 at 2 p.m.

The Center for Youth
905 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

The History Behind Hart’s
In their research, the Hart’s Local Grocers team discovered a once-loved Rochester neighborhood market called Hart’s — a name not seen here since the 1940s. The name offered a fitting tribute to local history and a way to connect bygone charm with forward-looking optimism.

The original Hart’s was owned by progressive businessman and philanthropist Alfred Hart. Alfred was well-known for sending hundreds of checks to local families during the holidays, and for his commitment to various causes in the Rochester community.

About Hart’s Local Grocers
Hart’s Local Grocers is a locally owned and independent full-service food retailer. The store is located in the heart of the East End occupying 20,000-square-feet of the two-story brick building at 10 Winthrop St., located between the Little Theatre and Restaurant 2Vine. Hart’s mission is to build community, delight the senses, and connect Rochesterians to the region’s greatest foods. This traditional neighborhood market offers city residents local and fresh meat, dairy, produce, and baked goods alongside national brands.

About the Center for Youth
Since 1971, The Center for Youth has provided comprehensive programs and services from prevention education to counseling to emergency shelter to youth development opportunities with respect for and full participation of youth. These services are offered with the deep belief that young people, given information and support, want to and can make their own positive life choices. To learn more about the Center for Youth, visit

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Media Contact
Trevor Eckart, Communications Supervisor
(585) 521-4278 x205

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