press release

June 9, 2016

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Carlisle, PA. (June 9, 2016) - GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets announced a $3 million donation to 2,210 public and private schools through its school fundraiser, A+ School Rewards for the 2015 -16 school year.

“Our popular A+ School Rewards program helps our children, builds healthy communities and helps local schools with money for educational programs,” said Tom Lenkevich, president, GIANT/MARTIN’S. “Because of the generosity of our customers and school partners we have been able to donate more than $25 million to local schools since 2005.”

Elmwood Elementary School in Mechanicsburg, PA was the top earning school this year, receiving $23,721. The other top earning schools by state included:

  • Bishop Walsh School in Cumberland, MD - $11,952
  • St. Bridget School in Richmond, VA - $4,671
  • Faith Christian Academy in Martinsburg, WV - $3,237

Through GIANT/MARTIN’S A+ School Rewards program, participating schools earn cash for technology, scholarships, school programs, field trips, playgrounds and other educational needs. After customers designated the school of their choice last fall, A+ School Rewards points were accrued with each purchase made using a Bonus Card from October 9, 2015 through March 17, 2016.


GIANT/MARTIN’S is committed to working every day to help its customers save money, save time and eat well. Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT/MARTIN’S operates nearly 200 grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, under the names of GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets. GIANT/MARTIN’S employs more than 33,000 associates and is a division of Ahold USA. In addition to working with hundreds of local and regional organizations annually, GIANT/MARTIN’S has a long-standing focus on efforts to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children. GIANT/MARTIN’S is one of the top ten fund-raisers in the country for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. The company was also recognized as 2015 Chain Retailer of the Year by Grocery Headquarters. For more information visit the GIANT or MARTIN'S websites. Find GIANT and MARTIN'S on Facebook and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.