press release

September 3, 2014

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Flu Vaccinations Now Available At All Giant Food Pharmacies

Through Unilever Partnership, Three Meals will be Donated to Feeding America for Every Flu Shot Administered by Giant

Landover, Md. (September 3, 2014) – To help prepare for the upcoming flu season, vaccinations are now available at all Giant Food in-store pharmacies. No appointment is needed and all vaccinations are administered by Giant Food’s trusted in-store pharmacists. Pharmacists are also available to provide onsite flu clinics at workplaces and businesses throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

“This flu season, we have taken steps to ensure our pharmacies are well stocked to handle flu-related prescriptions and over-the-counter medications for our customers,” said Gayle Shields, director of pharmacy operations, Giant Food. “We are pleased to offer convenient, efficient pharmacy services that benefit the community. In addition to protecting themselves and their families by getting vaccinated, customers can also support the fight against hunger through our Unilever partnership.”

For each flu shot administered by Giant Food pharmacists, Unilever will donate three meals to Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief charity. One dollar helps provide nine meals secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks. Between 8/29/2014 and 12/31/2014, $0.333 will be donated for every flu shot purchased up to $60,000. Unilever guarantees a minimum donation of $125,000 up to a maximum donation of $160,000 to Feeding America®. To find out more about how you can help some of the more than 49 million Americans who are currently food insecure, please visit www.feedourfamilies.org.

Standard flu shots are $35 with all other flu vaccinations available upon request, including the quad and high dose vaccines. Customers with a Giant Food prescription savings card will receive $10 off the regular price of a flu shot. Most major insurance plans along with Medicare are accepted. For more information, or to schedule an onsite flu clinic for your office, please call 877-439-1311.

To find the Giant Food pharmacy nearest you, please visit www.giantfood.com. If you are interested in signing up for a Giant Food prescription savings card, ask a pharmacist on your next visit.

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.

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.