October 7, 2013
Giant Food of Landover, MD
Giant Food Named to USO-Metro's Circle of Stars
More than $77K Raised and 16,500 Snack Packs Donated
Landover, Md. (October 7, 2013) – Giant Food of Landover, Md. was honored on Friday, October 4, 2013 by the USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) and named to USO-Metro’s 2013 Circle of the Stars during the nonprofit’s 10th Annual Stars and Stripes Night networking event at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, VA. USO-Metro’s 2013 Circle of Stars is an elite award bestowed on the top-level corporate donors who provide generous funding to support USO-Metro’s mission to lift the spirits of military service members and their families. Giant was named to the Circle of Stars at the Four-Star level, which is the highest level honored by USO-Metro.
“We are so honored and humbled that Giant is an active and generous supporter of USO-Metro,” said Elaine Rogers, president and CEO of the USO of Metropolitan Washington. “This past year, USO-Metro touched the lives of thousands of local and traveling military members and their families. We couldn’t provide the broad range of programs we deliver without the generous and incredible support of Giant and its amazing associates.”
Giant first hosted an annual giving campaign for the USO of Metropolitan Washington in March 2011 during the supermarkets 75th anniversary year. At the end of the 2013 giving campaign, Giant delivered more than $77,000 and 16,500 Snack Packs to USO-Metro to help support its programs and establish a food pantry at Fort Belvoir in Virginia.
“We were thrilled to be named USO-Metro’s Circle of Stars,” said Jamie Miller, manager, public and community relations, Giant Food of Landover, Md. “At Giant, we believe it’s important to support military families as well as show service members our appreciation. USO-Metro has a long history of providing vital services and programs for troops and their families, and we are proud to work together.”
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 155 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 77 years ago. The company’s core areas of giving include hunger, education, health and wellness, and supporting service members and military families. In 2012, Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $12 million, and the nation’s capital grocer helped partners provide 55.2 million meals. For more information on Giant, visit www.GiantFood.com.