To help those still working to make ends meet after the extended government shutdown, Wegmans announced Friday it is lowering its prices temporarily for certain foods.
Among other products, Wegmans pasta sauce will drop to 79 cents per jar, a dozen large eggs will be reduced to 99 cents and blended yogurt will run three for 99 cents.
The lower prices will be in effect for all customers from this Saturday until March 2.
In a statement, Wegmans chairman Danny Wegman said:
“One of our local United Way partners let us know there are people still dealing with the consequences of the recent government shutdown. They asked if we could help. In particular, they called out the fact that February SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits were paid in advance and that this timing created a challenge in February for some recipients.
“Making a difference in every community we serve is one of our core values to ensure a healthy and vibrant place for our employees and customers to live and work.
“The most direct way for us to help is by lowering prices for all customers beginning Saturday, February 16 through Saturday, March 2 on the items that will make nutritious meals at a truly affordable cost.”
Wegmans released the following chart showing the changes: