press release

June 7, 2012

Jamie Miller
Giant Food of Landover, MD
(301) 341-8776
[email protected]

Giant Food to Award Nearly $2M to Local Schools

A+ School Rewards Help Support School Programs and Enrichment Activities

Landover, Md. (June 7, 2012) – Giant Food of Landover, Md. is presenting nearly $2 million to local schools in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Delaware as a result of its 2011-2012 A+ School Rewards program. A+ School Rewards provides a simple way for schools to earn funds to support school programs and enrichment activities every time a customer makes a purchase using their Giant card in their neighborhood Giant Food.

“Giant is very proud to support 2,175 local schools and give back to the communities we’re so privileged to serve,” said Anthony Hucker, president, Giant Food of Landover, Md. “Throughout our 75 year history, we have remained committed to supporting education in our region. Together with our customers, Giant is able to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of students in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Delaware.”

The A+ School Rewards program is linked to shoppers’ Giant cards, earning points for all in-store purchases. Giant customers can designate up to two schools to benefit from their purchases. Since 1989, A+ School Rewards has raised more than $86 million to help both public and private schools in the Mid-Atlantic region fulfill their academic and enrichment needs. In the past, funds raised by A+ School Rewards have helped purchase new computers, additional classroom technology, musical instruments, and athletic uniforms and funded school aids, field trips, sports and after-school programs.

“The students and faculty of Mater Dei School are very grateful to Giant for funds as a result of this year’s A+ School Rewards program. We are a small independent school, and the money we have received from Giant has enabled us to improve technology and educational resources – we have purchased computers for our library and installed Smart Boards in all of our classrooms. We hope these items help our teachers more effectively enhance the learning environment and help our students learn more efficiently,” said Billy McMurtrie, headmaster, Mater Dei School. “I would like to congratulate and thank all of our students and their families for participating in the A+ School Rewards program. It has made a tremendous impact on our school.” Mater Dei School received $19,869.21, the program’s largest award.

The fifteen schools receiving the largest awards from the 2011-2012 A+ School Rewards program are:

  • School
  • Mater Dei School
  • Freedom Hill Elementary School
  • Herbert Hoover Middle School
  • McLean High School
  • St. Mary’s Elementary School
  • Little Flower School
  • Severna Park High School
  • St. Louis Catholic School
  • St. Pius X Regional School
  • Flint Hill Elementary School
  • Atholton High School
  • Luxmanor Elementary School
  • St. John the Evangelist School
  • Walt Whitman High School
  • St. John’s College High School
  • Location
  • Bethesda, Md.
  • Vienna, Va.
  • Potomac, Md.
  • McLean, Va.
  • Annapolis, Md.
  • Bethesda, Md.
  • Severna Park, Md.
  • Clarksville, Md.
  • Bowie, Md.
  • Vienna, Va.
  • Columbia, Md.
  • Rockville, Md.
  • Silver Spring, Md.
  • Bethesda, Md.
  • Washington, D.C.
  • $19,869.21
  • $15,693.14
  • $14,024.33
  • $12,409.80
  • $11,517.52
  • $10,532.04
  • $10,378.77
  • $10,273.66
  • $10,252.10
  • $10,100.41
  • $10,085.41
  • $9,651.23
  • $9,550.50
  • $9,474.97
  • $8,763.37

To learn more about A+ School Rewards, please visit

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.

Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 173 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 22,000 associates. Included within the 173 stores are 159 full-service pharmacies. Giant opened the first supermarket in the nation’s capital on February 6, 1936. For more information on Giant, visit