November 22, 2016
GIANT DONATES ADDITIONAL FUNDS AS PART OF FEEDING OUR NEIGHBORS EVERYDAY$22,500 donation lifts campaign donations over the $100,000 mark
Carlisle, PA. (November 22, 2016) - As part of its "Feeding Our Neighbors Everyday" holiday campaign, GIANT Food Stores surprised four hunger relief organizations with donations totaling $22,500 to assist them in providing additional holiday meals to help feed those in need. Bethesda Mission in Harrisburg, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and Water Street Rescue Mission in Lancaster each received $5,000 in GIANT gift cards.
In addition, GIANT donated an additional $5,000 to City Team during its "Turkey Drop" in Philadelphia raising the total donation to $7,500.
"These organizations work tirelessly throughout the holiday season to ensure no one goes without a warm holiday meal," said Tom Lenkevich, GIANT president. "This donation is just one way we are able to support them in helping fight hunger during the holidays."
This $22,500 donation brings the "Feeding Our Neighbors Everyday" holiday campaign to a new total of $112,500 in turkeys and cash GIANT has donated this Thanksgiving season.
GIANT/MARTIN'S is committed to working every day to help its customers save money, save time and eat well. Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT/MARTIN’S operates nearly 200 grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, under the names of GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN'S Food Markets. GIANT/MARTIN'S employs more than 33,000 associates and is a division of Ahold USA. In addition to working with hundreds of local and regional organizations annually, GIANT/MARTIN'S has a long-standing focus on efforts to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children. GIANT/MARTIN’S is one of the top ten fund-raisers in the country for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. The company was also recognized as 2015 Chain Retailer of the Year by Grocery Headquarters. For more information visit the GIANT or MARTIN'S websites. Find GIANT and MARTIN'S on Facebook and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.