Building Healthy Communities

Building Healthy Communities

Good health comes in many different forms, and healthy eating is only a part of the equation. Healthy communities also require additional building blocks, like supporting education, fighting disease, and simply taking care of our neighbors.

Nourishing the Community

The grocer is the heart of any community — and hunger is a problem in every community. That’s a responsibility we take seriously, and it’s why GIANT FOOD STORES, together with local partners, has made it our mission to help fight hunger in all of its forms.

Meat the Needs

One of the greatest challenges in the fight against hunger is ensuring that those in need receive enough protein to fulfill the requirements of a balanced diet. GIANT FOOD STORES tackles this challenge head-on, with our Meat the Needs program, which has donated over 2 million pounds of meat to regional food banks.

Bag Hunger and Food for Friends

Through programs like Bag Hunger and Food for Friends, GIANT FOOD STORES and our customers have donated over $1 million and 366,000 meals to regional food banks, to help feed hungry families.

Charity Boxes

Our “charity boxes” are hand-picked care packages that contain a balanced variety of essential food items, designed for direct donation to local food banks. To date, GIANT FOOD STORES, on behalf of our customers, has donated over 65,000 charity boxes, as well as 100% of additional proceeds, and a company match of $500 per store.

Children's Miracle Network

Over the past 20 years, GIANT FOOD STORES has donated over $42 million in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the region. Whether it’s through the support of life-saving equipment and technology or simply providing nutritious snacks for the children, GIANT FOOD STORES is committed to giving children the gift of growing up.

Enriching the Community

Through Our Family Foundation, we help our neighbors in need with a focus on three key initiatives: fighting hunger, improving the lives of children and building healthy communities.

A+ School Rewards

Register your BONUSCARD® and earn A+ School Rewards points every time you shop. Whether it’s books, computers, instruments or sporting goods, your school can use the money they earn through A+ School Rewards to buy what they need today and build a better tomorrow.

Troop Support

Whether at home or abroad, GIANT FOOD STORES is committed to supporting our troops: past, present, and future. To date, we’ve donated approximately $925 million to the USO and other military causes.

Cash for Causes

Raise money for your non-profit with Cash for Causes. Simply purchase Cash for Causes gift cards at a 5% discount ($500 minimum purchase required), and then sell them at face value. The difference between the discounted price and the face value is profit for your non-profit.

Bags 4 My Cause

Through our innovative Bags 4 My Cause program, customers can help the environment and help make a difference in their community. With the purchase of each reusable shopping bag, customers have the power to direct a $1 donation to a local non-profit of their choice. For program details please visit the program home page.