October 28, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Jamie Miller
Giant Food Presents $10,000 to Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Donation to Support Conservation of Chesapeake Bay and its Rivers and Streams
On October 24th, Giant Food donated $10,000 to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to assist the conservation organization in its important environmental work focused on protecting and restoring the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers. Broadly recognized as a national treasure, the Chesapeake's six- state, 64,000-square-mile watershed is home to more than 17 million people and 3,000 species of plants and animals.
Giant is committed to sustaining and improving the natural environment throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. In addition to supporting the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Giant has set the goal of reducing its carbon footprint by 20% by 2015. By 2020, Giant aims to reach “Zero Waste,” defined as diverting 90% of waste going to landfills through the expansion of its organic recycling program and the creation of new recycling programs.
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 158 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.