press release

June 23, 2016

Contact:
Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
[email protected]

Giant Food announces 2016 High School Scholarship recipients

Scholarships recognize family, financial need, school and community service

Landover, Md. (June 23, 2016) – Giant Food, LLC today announced the 2016 recipients of the Izzy Cohen Memorial Scholarship and the Esther Peterson Memorial Grant. The winners are from a variety of high schools in the Greater Washington, D.C. region and were selected based on academic merit, association with Giant Food, school and community service and financial need. The scholarships will be used in part to support post-secondary education.

“Giant Food’s educational assistance programs have been making a difference in the lives of associates and their families for more than 20 years,” said Gordon Reid, president, Giant Food of Landover, Md. “The Izzy Cohen Memorial Scholarship and the Ester Peterson Memorial Grant represent Giant’s commitment to advancing the education of children in our communities and we are delighted to provide these scholarships to students throughout our community who represent the future of our region”

Izzy Cohen was one of the original founders of Giant Food, Inc. and he had a strong belief in the power of training and education. Applications for this scholarship are available each year in the spring with awards announced prior to summer break. Ten winners are selected each year. Awards are valued at $4,000 andare renewable for up to four years.

Esther Peterson was one of the most admired women in Giant Food‘s history. She pioneered the use of nutritional and unit price labeling in Giant stores well before any other major food chains. Before joining Giant, she served as the nation’s first presidentially-appointed consumer affairs advocate. This grant is awarded in conjunction with the Izzy Cohen Scholarships and provides 10 additional, non-renewable awards of $1,000 each.

Recipients of this year’s scholarships include:
  • Esther Peterson Memorial Grant
    • Hayfield High School, Alexandria, VA
    • Damascus High School, Damascus, MD
    • Huntingtown High School, Huntingtown, MD
    • Liberty High School, Eldersburg, MD
    • Mercey High School, Baltimore, MD
    • Cape Henlopen High School, Lewes DE
    • Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts, Dundalk, MD
    • Archbishop Curley High School, Baltimore, MD
  • Izzy Cohen Memorial Scholarship
    • James Madison High School, Vienna, VA
    • Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt, MD
    • Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore, MD
    • Towson High School, Towson, MD
    • Howard High School, Ellicott City, MD
    • North Point High School for Science, Technology and Industry, Waldorf, MD
For more information on Giant’s community initiatives, visit https://giantfood.com/live-well/community/giving-back/.

About Giant Food, LLC

Giant Food, LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 169 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 169 stores are 160 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant visit www.giantfood.com.