Extend support against hunger with $ 30,000 to food bank partners in the region
LANDOVER, MD., 22 November 2021 / PRNewswire / – Giant food, the biggest Washington DC regional grocery chain, today announces its 2021 #GivingTuesday campaign calling on customers at 164 Giant stores to round up at checkout to the nearest amount for the benefit of youth-focused organizations in their local communities. Looking at November 26 and culminating on December 2, all funds raised will go to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington, GLSEN Maryland Chapter, Latino Student Fund and US Dream Academy.
As an extension of Giant’s “Give a hand against hunger“, the grocer is also committed $ 30,000 which will be divided equally between the Manna Food Center and the five partner food banks of Giant’s Feeding America zone: Capital Area Food Bank, Maryland Food Bank, Food Bank of Delaware, Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank and Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
Giant’s role as a community partner is stronger than ever with efforts focused on three main areas – Fighting Hunger, Improving Children’s Lives and Building Healthy Communities.
“The beneficiaries of our wrap-up #GivingTuesday 2021 campaign are working on the front lines to support young people in innovative and important ways,” said Ira kress, president of Giant Food. “Our annual #GivingTuesday campaign is always an opportunity to extend our commitment to being a better neighbor, and this year is no different as we are also stepping up our support for our food bank partners at this critical time. “
In 2021, Giant Food donated over four million pounds of food to its local food banks and helped protect its communities by being a health hub with all Giant pharmacies offering COVID vaccines and reminders. 19. To learn more about Giant’s efforts to support young people and fight hunger in the communities it serves, visit Giantfood.com/pages/community.
About Giant Food
This year, Giant Food is celebrating 85 years as a community grocery store. Since opening its first location on Georgia Ave. in Washington, DC in 1936, Giant is an integral part of the lives of our customers and the communities it serves. Giant is committed to being a better neighbor and has named four main pillars of giving that address local food insecurity, military support, pediatric cancer research and social equality. Giant is headquartered in Landover, Maryland and operates 164 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia with approximately 20,000 associates. The 164 stores include 152 full-service pharmacies, 83 full-service PNC banks, and 26 Starbucks stores. Giant accommodates all the ways today’s busy customers want to shop, whether in-store or online. With 157 Giant Pickup and Giant Delivers locations available in all of our market areas in DC, MD, VA and DE, customers have even more convenient options at their fingertips to get the best product and prices, when and how they want. wish. For more information on Giant, visit: www.giantfood.com.
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