December 2, 2013
Giant Food of Landover, MD
Giant Food Supports Third Annual Toys for Tots Partnership
Holiday Campaign Supports Local Children in Need
Landover, Md. (December 2, 2013) – Giant Food® of Landover, Md. and the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation are working together to support children in need this holiday season. Beginning today, Giant will host Toys for Tots collection bins in all 170 neighborhood stores in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Delaware. The partnership continues to unite members of the local community in a spirit of giving, as shoppers are encouraged to play an active role in assisting children of our region during the holidays.
“As the nation’s capital grocer, Giant Food is proud to continue our partnership with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, and help lead the charge in holiday giving for children in the region,” said Jamie Miller, manager, public and community relations, Giant Food of Landover, Md. “We encourage our customers to donate new, unwrapped toys at their local Giant and bring holiday cheer to a child in need.”
“The Toys for Tots collection bins set up in Giant grocery stores throughout the region are an invaluable assistance to thousands of children this Christmas,” said Bill Grein, vice president, Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. “It is a pleasure to keep fighting the good fight with Giant for the third consecutive year. All children deserve to feel some delight this time of year, and it is our joint mission to help accomplish this end.”
Since 1947, Toys for Tots has been delivering hope and holiday cheer to less fortunate children through the gift of a new toy. What began as a gift of a rag doll has grown to provide toys and gifts each year to more than 7 million children nationwide.
About Giant Food of Landover, Md.
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 170 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 169 stores are 156 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.
About Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Now in its 65th year, Toys for Tots provides joy and a message of hope to less fortunate children through the gift of a new toy or book during the Christmas holiday season. Our gifts offer these children hope, recognition, and a positive memory they will cherish for a lifetime. Many of the books, games and sports equipment that we provide as gifts make a significant contribution to the educational, social and physical development of these children. In 2010, Marines distributed toys to more than 7.2 million children who might now have otherwise experienced the magic of the Christmas holiday season.