press release

August 28, 2014

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Giant Food Kicks Off Annual Hunger Action Month

Hunger Alleviation at the Heart of September Events across Mid-Atlantic

Landover, Md. (August 28, 2014) – In honor of Hunger Action Month, Giant Food of Landover, Md. is proud to announce several initiatives in September to combat hunger in communities across Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. During this month-long campaign, Giant-sponsored food drives and hunger awareness initiatives will support regional Feeding America food banks including the Capital Area Food Bank, Maryland Food Bank, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Fredericksburg Area Food Bank, and Food Bank of Delaware.

Healthy Ideas boxes with select Own Brand products will be available for purchase in all 169 neighborhood Giant locations for $10. All Hunger Action Month Boxes will be donated to Feeding America food bank partners. At the register, customers may also make a $1 donation to their local food bank and receive a free coupon book.

“Promoting hunger awareness and combating food insecurity are central to our values as a regional company and community member,” said Gordon Reid, president, Giant Food of Landover, Md. “Our customers recognize the seriousness of hunger in the local community and we look forward to uniting in support of our neighbors for another successful Hunger Action Month.”

Hunger Action Month initiatives hosted by Giant include:
Stuff-A-Truck in Charlottesville, Virginia: Giant invites the community to help Stuff-A-Truck in Charlottesville to benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
Rivanna Ridge Giant Food
Friday, September 19, 2014
1900 Abbey Road 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Charlottesville, Virginia 22911

Stuff-A-Truck in Wilmington, Delaware: Giant and Unilever invite the community to help Stuff- A-Truck in Wilmington to benefit the Food Bank of Delaware.
Concord Square Giant Food
Friday, August 29, 2014
4301 Concord Pike 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wilmington, Delaware 19803

Stuff-A-Truck in Timonium, Maryland: Giant invites the community to help Stuff-A-Truck in Timonium to benefit the Maryland Food Bank.
Timonium Giant Food
Friday, September 19, 2014
2145 York Rd 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Timonium, Maryland 21093

Stuff-A-Truck in Bethesda, Maryland: Giant invites the community to help Stuff-A-Truck in Bethesda to benefit the Manna Food Center.
Bethesda Giant Food
Friday, September 19, 2014
5400 Westbard Ave 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Bethesda, Maryland 20816

To learn more about Giant’s community initiatives visit www.giantfood.com.

About Giant Food

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 157 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 more than 78 years ago. The company’s core areas of giving include hunger, education, health and wellness, and supporting service members and military families. In 2013, Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $13 million, and the nation’s capital grocer helped partners provide 64.6 million meals. For more information on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.