April 2, 2019

GIANT Donates 3,000 Hams to Food Banks in time for Easter!

GIANT is donating 3,000 hams this week to food banks in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland in time for Easter. Associates will also be volunteering their time. Please read the details below.

Grocer to provide hams and volunteer at 14 food banks

CARLISLE, Pa., (April 2, 2019) – GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets will donate 3,000 hams to its partner food banks to help feed those in need this Easter. An annual tradition for GIANT, the ham donations support the company’s mission of ending hunger in the communities the company serves as well as giving back to its community partners. 

“Hunger is a problem in every community,” said Nicholas Bertram, president, GIANT Food Stores. “It’s something we take very seriously at GIANT – especially around the holidays, where family meals are often the center of the celebration. Local food banks also see an increase in demand during this time, so we are happy to be able to provide them with this additional donation and help make their job a little easier.”

The donations begin today with the following food banks receiving hams:
·       Blue Ridge Area Food Bank – Winchester
·       Central Pennsylvania Food Bank 
·       Chester County Food Bank
·       Family & Community Service of Delaware County
·       Food Bank of State College
·       Greater Berks Food Bank
·       Manna on Main Street (Lansdale)
·       Maryland Food Bank (Hagerstown)
·       New Hope Ministries (Dillsburg)
·       Philabundance
·       Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley
·       Water Street Mission (Lancaster)
·       York County Food Bank

The ProJeCt of Easton Food Bank will receive hams on Thursday, April 4.
In addition to the ham donation, more than 100 GIANT and MARTIN’S associates will spend the day volunteering, organizing and restocking shelves, helping partner food banks in advance of the busy holiday season.
“GIANT is a consistent and committed supporter of Second Harvest and the community we serve, at all times of the year,” said Jessica Dokachev, program director, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley. “This special donation of hams will help make the holiday a little brighter for our participants who celebrate Easter. We are deeply thankful for our partnership with GIANT!” 
GIANT and MARTIN’S customers also have the chance to help their neighbors in need this Easter by donating their free ham certificate to their local food bank. From now through April 21, customers can earn rewards points towards a free ham certificate every time they shop using their BonusCard. The certificates can be redeemed from April 12 through April 21 at any GIANT or MARTIN’S Food Markets location. 


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 more than 170 neighborhood stores, 132 pharmacies, 99 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.

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