press release

May 12, 2015

Contact:
Christopher Brand
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GIANT/MARTIN’S DONATES $3 MILLION TO LOCAL SCHOOLS THROUGH A+ School Rewards

Schools get a ‘bonus’ when customers use their BonusCards

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets today announced a $3 million donation to 2,823 public and private schools through its popular school fundraiser, A+ School Rewards for the 2014-15 school year. Since launching the program in 2005, GIANT/MARTIN’S has donated more than $22 million to local schools throughout the communities it serves.

“Thank you to all of our participating customers and school partners, as we once again were able to make a difference in our neighborhood schools through our A+ School Rewards program,” said Erik Keptner, senior vice president for sales, merchandising and marketing, GIANT/MARTIN’S. “It’s gratifying to see all the terrific educational programs come to life when our customers pull out their BonusCards!”

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 BonusCard from October 5, 2014 through March 21, 2015. Customers can sign up and designate up to two local schools to participate in next year’s A+ School Rewards this fall.

Elmwood Elementary School in Mechanicsburg, PA was the top earning school this year, receiving $25,299. The other top earning schools by state included:

  • Bishop Walsh School in Cumberland, MD - $12,946
  • St. Bridget School in Richmond, VA - $4,571
  • Faith Christian Academy in Martinsburg, WV - $3,499

For a complete list of participating schools and the GIANT/MARTIN’S A+ School Rewards donation they earned for the 2014-15 school year, visit the GIANT A+ or MARTIN A+ websites.

About GIANT/MARTIN’S

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 33,000 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 GIANT or MARTIN’S websites. Find GIANT and MARTIN’S on Facebook and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.