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GIANT FOOD STORES AWARDS $3 MILLION TO LOCAL SCHOOLS THROUGH A+ SCHOOL REWARDS PROGRAM


Carlisle, PA (May 23 2019) – GIANT Food Stores today announced a $3 million donation to more than 2,200 public and private schools through its A+ School Rewards program. The annual customer-driven school fundraising program helps local schools raise money for educational programs, field trips, scholarships, playgrounds, and more just by grocery shopping.

“Across the communities we serve, schools and teachers are doing amazing work to help their students thrive, both now and in the future, but they can’t – and shouldn’t – do it alone,” said Matt Simon, vice president of marketing, GIANT Food Stores. “By engaging our customers in our A+ School Rewards program, we’re able to provide much-needed support to local schools, helping to ensure students have an opportunity to soar both in and outside the classroom.”

Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, Pa., was the overall top earning school for the 2018-2019 school year receiving $16,851.

The remaining top ten schools include:

  • William Davis Elementary School, Southampton, Pa. - $16,164

  • Elmwood Elementary School, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - $15,676

  • Bear Creek School, Elizabethtown, Pa. - $11,061

  • Avon Grove High School, West Grove, Pa. - $10,663

  • Saint Joseph School, Mechanicsburg, Pa. - $10,567

  • North Coventry Elementary School, Pottstown, Pa. - $10,543

  • Governor Wolf Elementary School, Bethlehem, Pa. - $9,486

  • Spring Ford Intermediate School, Royersford, Pa. - $9,264

  • Dallastown Area Intermediate School, York, Pa. - $8,930

Added Simon, “Participation from schools and customers alike continue to grow our A+ School Rewards program. Since its launch in 2005, more than $33 million has been awarded to local schools to fund a variety of educational needs and activities.” Each fall, customers can sign up and designate up to two schools to benefit from their purchases. A+ School Rewards points are then accrued with each purchase made using a Bonus Card throughout the school year. For more information on A+ School Rewards program, visit giantfoodstores.com/school-rewards.

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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 nearly 180 neighborhood stores, 132 pharmacies, 101 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.

Contact:
Ashley Flower
GIANT Food Stores
717-254-2971
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