press release

September 27, 2016

Contact:
Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
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Giant Food kicks off 2016-2017 A+ School Rewards program

Landover, Md. (September 26, 2016) – Giant Food today announced the launch of their annual A+ School Rewards program for the 2016-2017 school year. The annual fundraiser helps customers earn funds for up to two local schools with every shopping trip. Since 1989, Giant has helped local schools by donating more than $94 million through the program. Last year’s program generated a $2 million donation for 1,466 public and private schools in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Delaware, with a record-breaking 20 schools receiving over $10,000 each in awards.

Giant customers who wish to participate in the program can sign up now and designate up to two schools in their local community by visiting their local Giant Food store or at www.giantfood.com. A+ School Rewards are accrued with each purchase made using their Giant card. Customers who designated schools last year do not need to re-designate their school(s) but are encouraged to confirm their school IDs by going to www.giantfood.com/aplus.

“Giant Food continues to take great pride in being a Better Neighbor, and A+ School Rewards is a program that helps hundreds of thousands of children in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware,” said Gordon Reid, President, Giant of Landover, Md. “We’re confident that our customers can make this year’s program the best one yet.”

The program continues to grow every year, with more schools receiving greater awards at the end of the school year. In the past, schools have used their A+ School Rewards grant funds for technology upgrades, scholarship programs, field trips, playgrounds, and other educational needs. During the 2015-2016 school year, Mater Dei in Bethesda, Md. received the top donation of $31,582.74, the largest award in the program’s history.

Customers do not need to have a child in school to support their local community. A+ School Rewards is open to everyone and customers can sign up to support a school outside of their local community to support a friend or family member’s school, or another school of choice. Schools will begin earning points on October 7, 2016. The program will continue through March 16, 2017. Beginning in November, current school totals can be found on the A+ School Rewards website.

About Giant Food, LLC

Giant Food LLC is committed to helping its customers save time, save money and eat well. Headquartered in Landover, Md., Giant Food LLC operates 168 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 168 stores are 159 full-service pharmacies. Giant opened the first supermarket in the nation’s capital on February 6, 1936. Giving back to the community is a cornerstone that was instilled by the founders 80 years ago. The company’s core areas of giving include hunger, education, health and wellness, and supporting service members and military families. In 2015, Giant's monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $13.9 million. For more information on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.