December 18, 2014
PHILABUNDANCE RECEIVES 1,000 TURKEYS FROM GIANT’S GREAT TURKEY GIVE BACK
Total of 3,500 turkeys donated companywide this holiday season
Carlisle, PA – To help feed our neighbors in need this holiday season, GIANT Food Stores’ Great Turkey Give Back today donated 1,000 turkeys to Philabundance. The donation took place at the Havertown GIANT. This holiday season, a total of 3,500 turkeys were donated to seven regional food banks and local hunger organizations throughout GIANT’S operating area.
“The fight against hunger occurs year round for far too many in our local communities and GIANT’S Great Turkey Give Back helps to provide a holiday meal for those who may have otherwise gone without,” said Chris Brand, manager of community and public relations. “As part of our company’s ongoing better neighbor efforts and in the spirit of giving this holiday season, this marks our largest donation of turkeys ever and supports holiday food drives for our regional food bank partners.”
As a grocer, GIANT is committed to fighting hunger across its operating area, including partnering with approximately 100 regional food banks and local pantries. To date this year, GIANT customers, associates and vendor partners have donated more than $7 million in product and funds towards local hunger relief efforts.
“This donation of 1,000 turkeys from GIANT will go a long way in helping people in need this holiday season,” said Lindsay Hughes, public relations manager of Philabundance. “Hunger is an issue 365 days a year but winter months can be particularly tough. Colder months mean higher utility bills resulting in many people having to make a difficult choice to heat or eat. Donations like this make it possible for Philabundance to ease that burden for so many of our neighbors.”
2014, marks Philabundance’s 30th anniversary of fighting hunger in the Delaware Valley. Philabundance reduces hunger and food insecurity in the Delaware Valley by providing food access to people in need in partnership with organizations and individuals. Philabundance provides a full plate of services through neighborhood distribution programs and a network of close to 500 member agencies in 9 counties. Philabundance serves approximately 75,000 people per week at a cost of 50 cents per meal. There are more than 900,000 people in the Delaware Valley who are at risk for chronic hunger and malnutrition. In 2013, Philabundance distributed nearly 30 million pounds of food. For more information about Philabundance, visit www.philabundance.org or call 215-339-0900. Visit us on Facebook, Facebook.com/Philabundance and follow us on Twitter, Twitter.com/Philabundance. If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance, please call Philabundance’s Food Help Line, 800-319-Food (3663).
Headquartered 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 31,000 associates. Founded in 1923, GIANT and MARTIN’S have a long-standing commitment to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children in addition to working with hundreds of local organizations annually. The company was recognized for its leadership in the fight against hunger with the Golden Grocer Award by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In addition, GIANT/MARTIN’S is one of the top ten fund- raisers in the country for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. GIANT and MARTIN’S are Ahold companies. For more information visit www.GiantFoodStores.com and www.MartinsFoods.com. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/giantfoodstores and facebook.com/martinsfoods and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.