press release

May 16, 2012

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

Michelle Shortencarrier
USO of Metropolitan Washington
(703) 864-6429
melanie@usometro.org

Melanie Carson
USO of Metropolitan Washington
(703) 696-3103
melanie@usometro.org

Giant Food Presents $78K and 15,000 Care Packages to USO of Metropolitan Washington

Landover, Md. (May 16, 2012) – Today at the USO Lounge at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Giant Food of Landover, Md. presented $78,500 and nearly 15,000 CareOne Care Packages to the USO of Metropolitan Washington as a result of its spring in-store giving campaign. Giant teamed up with USO-Metro for a second year to support military families across the region. Customers were given the opportunity to donate $1, $3, or $5 at the register as well as purchase a CareOne Care Package, containing a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, lip balm, hand sanitizer, and ibuprofen. USO-Metro will distribute CareOne Care Packages at USO airport lounges across the region as troops return home as well as deploy for service.

“At Giant, we believe it’s important to support military families as well as show service members our appreciation,” said Anthony Hucker, president, Giant Food of Landover, Md. “We’re thrilled about another successful partnership with the USO of Metropolitan Washington and are humbled by the generosity of our customers. USO-Metro has a long history of providing vital services and programs for military members, and we are proud to work together and help support those who serve, and their families.”

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 www.GiantFood.com.

About USO of Metropolitan Washington

USO-Metro is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization chartered by Congress, and dedicated to “Serving those who serve, and their families” in Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. It is through the generous financial support of individuals and organizations in the local community that USO-Metro is able to fulfill its mission. With the help of nearly 5,000 devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty troops and their families at area military hospitals; through its Mobile USO program; at five USO Centers, four USO airport lounges and through Operation USO Care Package. For more information please visit www.usometro.org.