November 19, 2014
San Giorgio® Pasta and GIANT Food Stores partner for pasta donation to Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
Iconic pasta brand celebrating 100 years of bringing families together
Harrisburg, PA – In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of San Giorgio® pasta, an iconic brand that has brought families together around the dinner table since 1914, the pasta company has joined with GIANT Food Stores to thank the Central Pennsylvania neighborhoods and communities that have supported San Giorgio pasta over the years. On Wednesday, San Giorgio presented the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank with a truckload of pasta worth $43,000 to help feed those in need this holiday season. Based on a 2 oz. portion, this pasta donation represents 249,000 servings for families in Central Pennsylvania.
“San Giorgio is a brand that has brought family and friends together around the dinner table for 100 years,” says Paul Galvani, senior vice president of marketing, San Giorgio pasta. “Not many brands have been around for a century. Honoring generations of family recipe traditions and bringing delicious pasta to the cities that have supported the brand over the last 100 years felt like a natural way to say thank you and celebrate this momentous anniversary.”
“Pasta is one of the items most requested by individuals receiving food assistance,” said Joe Arthur, executive director, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. “With the number of families facing hunger at record levels, this donation of high-quality pasta by San Giorgio will supply thousands of much-needed meals here in central PA.”
“We are committed to the fight against hunger year round and because of the generous support of our vendor partners, our customers and our associates, donations like this help the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank provide meals year round to those who may otherwise go without,” said John MacDonald, director of marketing and external communications, GIANT Food Stores.
About San Giorgio® Pasta
San Giorgio Pasta is part of the New World Pasta Company family of brands, the leading dry pasta manufacturer in the United States. New World Pasta brands also include Ronzoni® Healthy Harvest®, Ronzoni® Smart Taste® and Ronzoni Garden Delight®. San Giorgio is available at grocery stores throughout the Mid-Atlantic. There are 39 varieties available including both long and short cuts. For more product information, visit www.sangiorgio.com.
About New World Pasta Company
New World Pasta, headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, provides pasta meal solutions for every family member's taste and diet. We have something for your whole family, from the whole grain goodness of Ronzoni® Healthy Harvest,® Ronzoni GlutenFreeTM, and fiber-enriched Ronzoni® Smart Taste® to regional classic, white pasta brands. New World Pasta has achieved a loyal following over the years with regional brands such as Ronzoni®, Creamette®, San Giorgio®, American Beauty®, Prince®, Skinner® and Light 'n Fluffy®. For more information, please visit www.newworldpasta.com.
New World Pasta, part of the division Ebro Foods North America, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ebro Foods, S.A., a leading Spanish food group, with interests in rice and pasta products. It is the world leader in the rice sector and is the world’s number two pasta manufacturer.
Ebro Foods’ other subsidiary in the United States, Riviana Foods Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is the largest processor, marketer and distributor of rice in the United States and has such well-known brands as Mahatma®, Carolina®, Success®, Minute®, Adolphus®, Comet®, Blue Ribbon® and Gourmet House®.
About Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is a not-for-profit organization that is able to reduce hunger in 27 counties across Pennsylvania. By working with more than 800 local agencies the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank provides food to more than 55,000 people in need every week. For more information on the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and its mission to reduce hunger in Pennsylvania, visit centralpafoodbank.org or call 717.564.1700.
Headquartered 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 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 and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.