June 5, 2013
GIANT & MARTIN’S COLLECT MORE THAN TWO TONS OF UNWANTED AND EXPIRED MEDICATIONS
Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets collected more than two tons of unwanted and expired medication during the nationwide medication take-back day on April 27. In partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and local law enforcement agencies, GIANT/MARTIN’S collected a total of 4,392 pounds of unwanted and expired medications at 34 participating GIANT and MARTIN’S locations.
“Thank you to all of our customers, associates and law enforcement partners who participated in our April event to properly dispose of expired medications,” said Leigh Shirley, director of pharmacy operations. “With your help, together we can lessen the amount of medication polluting our environment and our local communities.”
Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2013, GIANT/MARTIN’S, headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 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 31,000 associates. Founded in 1923, GIANT and MARTIN’S have a long-standing commitment to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children in addition to working with hundreds of local organizations annually. The company was recognized for its leadership in the fight against hunger with the Golden Grocer Award by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In addition, GIANT/MARTIN’S is one of the top ten fund-raisers in the country for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. GIANT and MARTIN’S are Ahold companies. For more information visit www.GiantFoodStores.com and www.MartinsFoods.com. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/giantfoodstores and facebook.com/martinsfoods.