FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 18, 2018
Contact: Ashley Flower
GIANT/MARTIN’S CUSTOMERS RAISE RECORD-BREAKING $773,000
TO FIGHT HUNGER
Carlisle, PA – Customers at GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets generously donated $773,231 to support local hunger relief efforts during the annual Bag Hunger campaign, held Aug. 28 through Sept. 8 across all 171 stores. The funds raised during the 2018 campaign is a new record for GIANT/MARTIN’S and brings the Company’s 10-year Bag Hunger fundraising total to more than $11.5 million.“GIANT/MARTIN’S is committed to doing its part to end hunger in our communities and we are grateful for our customers who have continued to join us in the fight,” said Matt Simon, Vice President of Marketing, GIANT/MARTIN’S. “We cannot thank our generous customers enough for making this our largest Bag Hunger donation to date and helping local food banks and pantries stock shelves and feed our neighbors in the communities we serve.”
More than 100 food banks and pantries throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia benefit from GIANT/MARTIN’S Bag Hunger campaign. Major recipient food banks include the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Philabundance, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley, Greater Berks Food Bank, Water Street Rescue Mission, Maryland Food Bank, and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
In recognition of September being Hunger Action Month, GIANT/MARTIN’S associates will also be volunteering to help stock shelves and serve meals at several food banks through the end of the month.
About GIANT Food Stores, LLC
GIANT Food Stores, LLC has more than 170 neighborhood stores and offers home delivery, online/mobile ordering, fuel centers, pharmacies, plus in-store nutritionists. Serving families in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, GIANT Food Stores is proud to employ more than 30,000 associates who believe in giving back to their community. Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT Food Stores is a company of Ahold Delhaize. For more information visit the GIANT or MARTIN'S websites.