Scarnati Receives 'Friend of the Food Industry' Award

Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) has been awarded a “Friend of the Food Industry Award” for 2014 by the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association.

The Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association (PFMA) represents the employers of more than 100,000 individuals across PA. The award recognizes lawmakers whose voting records reflect the importance of fostering a healthy business climate in Pennsylvania to create jobs and spur economic development.

“I’m pleased to accept this award and to help support small businesses and encourage economic growth within Pennsylvania,” Scarnati said. “Supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores and food vendors within our communities play a central role in providing needed resources as well as good jobs.”

Senator Scarnati was one of only 10 members of the Senate to receive the award.

“These lawmakers have listened to PFMA members’ concerns during the past year and supported legislation that would have a positive impact on their businesses,” said David McCorkle, PFMA president and CEO. “They realize the importance of keeping a strong business climate in the Commonwealth for job growth and economic prosperity.”

The Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association represents the views of more than 800 convenience stores, supermarkets, independent grocers, wholesalers and consumer product vendors. PFMA members operate more than 2,500 stores across the Commonwealth.

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