press release

August 9, 2016

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In 20 years GIANT/MARTIN’S has donated $41 million to help kids

Carlisle, PA. (AUGUST 9, 2016) - Customers and associates at GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets donated $599,688 through the annual Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) balloon campaign.

“This year marks our 20th anniversary of supporting CMN,” said Tom Lenkevich, GIANT/MARTIN’S president. “Together with our customers, associates and vendors we have raised more than $41 million to help provide brighter and healthier futures for thousands of children within our local communities.”

GIANT/MARTIN’S is one of the top 10 fundraisers in the country for CMN. In addition to the annual in-store campaigns during the summer and at the holidays, associates also regularly volunteer at CMN Hospital events, including radio and television telethons.

In July, GIANT/MARTIN’S supported CMN Hospitals through the Our Family Foundation Golf Tournament with more than 2,000 golfers playing on 14 courses throughout Central Pennsylvania. More than thirty local media celebrities were paired with miracle kids at the GIANT Celebrity Putting Contest raising an additional $10,500 for CMN.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the alliance of premier hospitals for children, is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals across North America. The following CMN Hospitals in GIANT/MARTIN’S communities benefited from this summer’s paper balloon campaign: Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, The Janet Weis Children’s Hospital at Geisinger, Children’s National Medical Center, University of Virginia Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh Children's Hospital, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, and Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.


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.