May 16, 2014
GIANT & MARTIN’S COLLECT 4,300 POUNDS OF UNWANTED & EXPIRED MEDICATIONS AS PART OF APRIL EVENT
Carlisle, PA – In partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and local law enforcement agencies, GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets collected a total of 4,300 pounds of unwanted and expired medications during the national “drug take-back” initiative on April 26. The amount collected is roughly equal to the weight of an average family sedan.
"Thank you to our customers and local residents who took the time to drop off their unwanted or expired medications for proper disposal,” said Leigh Shirley, director of pharmacy operations, GIANT/MARTIN’S. “In addition to spring cleaning your medicine cabinet, you are also helping to reduce the amount of medications polluting our local communities.”
A total of 41 GIANT/MARTIN’S stores throughout Pennsylvania participated in the April event.
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.