News and Media
For Immediate Release
September 7, 2011
Giant Food Announces Hunger Action Month Initiatives
September Events Across Region Help Alleviate Hunger
Landover, Md. (September 7, 2011) – Giant Food of Landover, Md. announced several initiatives during September, Hunger Action Month, to help alleviate hunger across Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. Earlier this month, together with Unilever, Giant announced a $150,000 donation to Feeding America and its local member food banks. The donation will provide more than one million meals to children and families in need.
“Over the course of our 75 year history, Giant Food of Landover, Md. has been devoted to helping alleviate hunger in the communities we serve,” said Jamie Miller, public and community relations manager for Giant Food of Landover, Md. “Our Stuff-A-Truck and Stuff-A-Boat initiatives during Hunger Action Month are ways that we can support our local food banks and help our neighbors put food on their tables.”
Hunger Action Month initiatives hosted by Giant Food of Landover, Md. include:
- Stuff-A-Truck in Charlottesville, Virginia: Building on Giant’s
successful “Stuff-A-Truck” model, the neighborhood grocer will host
Stuff-A-Truck events at the following Charlottesville Giant locations on Friday,
September 9 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food
Seminole Square Giant
220 Zan Road
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
Rivanna Ridge Giant
1900 Abbey Road
Charlottesville, Virginia 22911
- Stuff-A-Boat at the Maryland Seafood Festival: Attendees who bring a canned
good or non-perishable item to help “Stuff-A-Boat” at the 44th annual
Maryland Seafood Festival will receive $2 off admission, while helping support the
Maryland Food Bank September 10 and 11.
Maryland Seafood Festival
Sandy Point State Park
1100 East College Parkway
Annapolis, Maryland 21409
- Popsicle Parties: In partnership with Unilever, select Giant Food locations will host Popsicle Parties on Saturday, September 10 – a $1 donation for a popsicle will directly benefit local food banks.
- Stuff-A-Truck in Fredericksburg, Virginia: Hosted by Giant and Unilever,
community members are asked to help “Stuff-A-Truck” on Saturday,
September 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food
Harrison Crossing Giant
5701 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407
- Stuff-A-Truck in Bear, Delaware: Hosted by Giant and Unilever, community
members are asked to help “Stuff-A-Truck” on Saturday, September 24
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit the Food Bank of Delaware:
Eden Square Shopping Center Giant
300 Eden Square
Bear, Delaware 19701
For more information about Giant’s community initiatives visit www.giantfood.com.
About Giant Food of Landover, Md.
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 174 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 22,000 associates. Included within the 174 stores are 160 full-service pharmacies. For more information on Giant, visit www.GiantFood.com.