press release

January 11, 2012

Jamie Miller
Giant Food of Landover, MD
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

Manna Food Center
Natalie Corbin
(240) 268-2534
natalie@mannafood.org

Giant Food and Manna Food Center Host Weekend Food Drive

Contributions to Help Montgomery County Community Members in Need

WHAT:
Giant Food of Landover, Md. is teaming with Manna Food Center to support the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service by holding “Help the Hungry” food drives at all 28 Montgomery County neighborhood Giant locations to fight hunger and feed hope in the community.

The first 25 customers to donate at each location will receive a free, reusable Giant bag. Customers and community members are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items. Most needed items include canned meats, canned tuna, beans, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, 100 percent fruit juice, brown rice, rolled oats, pasta, macaroni and cheese, soups, and cereal.

WHY:
Giant Food is committed to alleviating hunger in the communities it serves and has a long history of raising awareness about hunger and supporting local food banks, including the Manna Food Center.

WHEN:
Saturday, January 14 and Sunday, January 15

WHERE:
All 28 Montgomery County Giant Food locations

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. For more information on Giant, visit www.GiantFood.com.

About the Manna Food Center

Founded in 1983, Manna Food Center strives to end hunger in Montgomery County through education, advocacy, and food distribution. Since our founding, Manna has distributed more than 39.7 million pounds of food to more than 2.5 million individuals in our community. Manna provides emergency food to more than 800 families and nearly 1,900 children facing the hardship of food insecurity each week. For more information about Manna Food Center, please visit our website at www.mannafood.org.