press release

September 5, 2013

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

Giant Food Kicks Off Annual Hunger Action Month

September Events Across Mid-Atlantic Help Alleviate Hunger

Landover, Md. (September 5, 2013) – Giant Food of Landover, Md. announced several initiatives across Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. to fight hunger during September, Hunger Action Month. The month-long campaign will include several activities, including the introduction of two new programs: Hunger Action Month Boxes and the launch of the Meat Donation Program.

Hunger Action Month Boxes are available for purchase in all 169 neighborhood Giant locations for $10. Each box contains eight Giant brand non-perishable food items including pasta, sauce, canned chicken, noodles, canned fruit, and more. All Hunger Action Month Boxes will be donated to Feeding America food bank partners including the Capital Area Food Bank, Maryland Food Bank, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Fredericksburg Area Food Bank, and Food Bank of Delaware.

This month, Giant will launch a region-wide Meat Donation Program, also benefitting its Feeding America food bank partners. After an extensive test phase with the Maryland Food Bank, all neighborhood stores will participate and abide by stringent standard operating procedures. Packaged meat that has not been purchased by the posted sell-by-date will be immediately frozen and stored for bi-weekly pick-up by food bank partners.

“Hunger Action Month is a very meaningful time for Giant associates. The depth of our relationships with our food bank partners – relationships that in many cases are decades strong – is a testament to our commitment in helping relieve some of the strain many in our community have putting food on the table,” said Anthony Hucker, president, Giant Food of Landover, Md. “We’re very much looking forward to introducing our Meat Donation Program to all stores, which will in turn, help our food bank partners provide thousands of pounds of essential protein in the diets of food insecure individuals, children, and families across our region.”

Additional Hunger Action Month initiatives hosted by Giant include:

  • Stuff-A-Truck in Charlottesville, Virginia: Giant, together with Newsplex and Monticello Media, will host the fifth annual Stuff-A-Truck in Charlottesville to benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

    Rivanna Ridge Giant Food
    1900 Abbey Road
    Charlottesville, Virginia 22911
    Friday, September 6, 2013
    7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Stuff-A-Truck in Fredericksburg, Virginia: Together with Unilever, Giant will host a Stuff-A-Truck event in Fredericksburg to benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.

    Giant Food
    5701 Plank Road
    Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407
    Friday, September 20, 2013
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Stuff-A-Truck in Wilmington, Delaware: Giant and Unilever invite the community to help Stuff-A-Truck in Wilmington to benefit the Food Bank of Delaware.

    Concord Square Giant Food
    4301 Concord Pike
    Wilmington, Delaware 19803
    Friday, September 27, 2013
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Giant Food Associate Volunteer Days at all five Feeding America food banks will occur throughout the month.
  • To learn more about Giant’s community initiatives visit www.giantfood.com.

    About Giant Food of Landover, Md.

    Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 169 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 169 stores are 155 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.