October 30, 2013
GIANT AND MARTIN’S CUSTOMERS TAKE ACTION AND RAISE $500,000 FOR THEIR LOCAL REGIONAL FOOD BANKS
Carlisle, PA – Customers at GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets took action as part of September’s Hunger Action Month to help feed those in need throughout their local communities. As part of GIANT/MARTIN’S second in-store Bag Hunger campaign of the year, which ran from September 1 through September 21, customers donated $511,407 at the checkout.
“Thank you to all of our customers, associates and vendor partners who joined together to fight hunger in our communities,” said Rick Herring, president. “Coupled with our spring Bag Hunger campaign, more than $1 million has been donated to our regional food bank partners this year.”
Major recipient food banks and the fall Bag Hunger donation they received includes:
- Blue Ridge Area Food Bank in Virginia - $7,581
- Central Pennsylvania Food Bank - $34,571
- FeedMore’s Central Virginia Food Bank - $5,031
- Food Bank of Western Maryland - $6,163
- Maryland Food Bank – Western Branch - $9,734
- Greater Berks County Food Bank - $7,533
- Philabundance - $59,764
- Project S.H.A.R.E - $4,146
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley - $17,646
- Water Street Rescue Mission in Lancaster - $13,149
In addition to this year’s Bag Hunger in-store campaigns, GIANT/MARTIN’S also donated $9,000 each to nine different food banks throughout its market area in celebration of its 90th anniverasary of being a better neighbor in the communities served.
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.