12/03/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/03/2019 09:40
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Company Marks Global Day of Giving by Volunteering and Awarding $5,000 to Four Nonprofit Partners Dedicated to Eliminating Hunger
Carlisle, PA, Novemver 5, 2019 - In celebration of Giving Tuesday, GIANT Food Stores is donating a total of $20,000 to four local organizations across the company's footprint. Stretching from Altoona, Pa. to the suburbs of Philadelphia and down to Virginia, GIANT joins the global movement designed to celebrate philanthropy and encourage social good.
'We are so inspired by the work these groups do and the impact they make in their neighborhoods as well as in the lives of those they serve,' said John Ponnett, senior vice president retail operations, GIANT Food Stores. 'We firmly believe it's our responsibility to be active participants when it comes to enhancing the communities we serve every day, but Giving Tuesday is the perfect time for us to do a little something extra for those who do so much throughout the year.'
This year, the following non-profits are each receiving $5,000 donations:
'We are thankful for the thoughtful support from companies like GIANT who care about the people in the communities they serve,' said Heather Gannon, Founder and CEO, The Rachel Way. 'The Rachel Way is able to continue to provide needed food to clients with food allergies and celiac disease because of this generous donation.'
GIANT'S Giving Tuesday donation is the latest to take place during the holiday season. Last month, the company donated a total of 7,000 turkeys to 13 partner food banks located across its footprint just in time for Thanksgiving. GIANT also donated 50,000 pounds of non-perishable food to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. Team members also visited more than twenty local first responders, surprising them with holiday care packages in recognition of their year-round service to the community.
Established in 2012, Giving Tuesday falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on holiday and end-of-year giving. Charities, families, businesses, and community centers alike come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give back. For more information, visit www.givingtuesday.org.
About GIANT Food Stores, LLC
Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pa., GIANT Food Stores is passionate about connecting families and creating healthier communities. As an omni-channel retailer, GIANT proudly serves millions of neighbors across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. With more than 32,000 talented team members supporting over 180 stores, 132 pharmacies, 102 fuel stations, and over 115 online pickup hubs and grocery delivery service in hundreds of zip codes, GIANT is changing the customer experience and creating an impact in local communities for a better future. The GIANT Food Stores family of brands includes GIANT, MARTIN'S Food Markets, GIANT Heirloom Market, GIANT DIRECT and MARTIN'S DIRECT. GIANT Food Stores is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA. For more information, visit the GIANT or MARTIN'S websites.
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