press release

June 4, 2014

Christopher Brand
[email protected]


Carlisle, PA – Customers and associates at GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets recently showed their support for local men and women serving in the Armed forces by generously donating $560,194 through the store’s annual Support Our Troops campaign. Since the inception of Support Our Troops in 2005, GIANT and MARTIN’S customers and associates have donated more than $3 million to benefit regional USOs and the Wounded Warrior Project.

“GIANT/MARTIN’S is grateful for the service and sacrifice of our Veterans and active soldiers, and we will continue to do all we can to be a better neighbor to them and their loved ones,” said Tom Lenkevich, president. “We are proud to provide this annual donation and to continue our partnership with much-needed organizations like our regional USOs and the Wounded Warrior Project. It’s our way of saying thanks for all that these men and women have done for us.”

Held May 4 through May 17, customers could donate $1 at the checkout to benefit their regional USO chapter and the Wounded Warrior Project. Regional USOs are dedicated to programs that build morale and keep soldiers connected to their families. The Wounded Warrior Project enlists the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service members, helps severely injured men and women aid and assist each other, and provides unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.


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 and Find us on Facebook at and and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.