press release

June 26, 2013

Christopher Brand


Carlisle, PA – To help the Salvation Army Central Virginia Area Command assist individuals and families in need throughout the local community, MARTIN’S Food Markets participated in the organization’s recent Donuts of Hope: A Dough-Raising Event. During the in-store campaign, held June 2-8, MARTIN’S donated 25 cents of every donut sold, resulting in a total contribution of $6,610.

“For the second year in a row, MARTIN’S has been proud to partner with the Salvation Army on this worthwhile event where all monies raised remains right here in the local community,” said Jim Scanlon, regional vice president. “MARTIN’S is committed to being a good neighbor in helping to build healthy communities through this and other programs in the greater Richmond community.”

“We are blessed by the partnership with Martin’s and the friends of The Salvation Army who helped make the Donuts of Hope Campaign successful with their purchases,” said Lou Mazzini, director of development, The Salvation Army of Central VA. “Thank you for honoring the significance of the donut in bringing hope to soldiers during both World Wars. The Red Shield now represents that same beacon for the least, the lonely and the lost. Your generosity will ensure we can provide solutions to homelessness and hunger, development programs for youth at risk, continuing education in areas challenged by illiteracy and rehabilitation for those struggling with addiction.”

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Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2013, GIANT/MARTIN’S, headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 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