Carlisle, PA, July 15, 2019 – GIANT Food Stores today announced that $710,634 was raised during the grocers’ annual in-store Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals balloon campaign, conducted June 23 through July 6. The donations are primarily raised $1 at a time, with customers of GIANT and MARTIN’S Food Markets donating at the register during checkout.

“Our customers and associates have continued to generously support the work of CMN year after year in helping to save and improve the lives of children in our local communities,” said John Ponnett, senior vice president of retail operations, GIANT Food Stores. “With every donation, they are helping the CMN Hospital in their local community build new treatment facilities, purchase special equipment needed in the care of young patients and conduct groundbreaking research, helping to make miracles happen for the families who need them most.”

GIANT is one of the top 15 fundraisers in the country for CMN. Customers, associates, and vendor partners have donated more than $45 million over the past 22 years in support of programs and services at local CMN Hospitals including Penn State Children’s Hospital, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, The Janet Weis Children’s Hospital at Geisinger, Children’s National Medical Center, University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and WVU Medicine Children's Hospital


About GIANT Food Stores, LLC
Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT Food Stores is passionate about building strong families and healthy communities. With a customer-centric approach in all it does, GIANT serves millions of families across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia through its 180 neighborhood stores, 132 pharmacies, 102 fuel stations and its online grocery ordering and delivery services. GIANT Food Stores is proud to employ more than 30,000 associates who believe in giving back to their community and over the last five years, GIANT, with the help of its customers and vendor partners, has proudly donated more than $100 million to local nonprofits. The GIANT Family of Brands includes GIANT, MARTIN'S Food Markets, GIANT Heirloom Market, and GIANT DIRECT, Powered by Peapod. GIANT Food Stores is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA. For more information visit the GIANT or MARTIN'S websites.

Ashley Flower
GIANT Food Stores
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