press release

September 4, 2013

Christopher Brand
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Carlisle, PA – Beginning October 6, GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets customers can earn money for their local schools when they grocery shop through GIANT/MARTIN’S simple school fundraiser, A+ School Rewards. There is no limit to what schools can do with their A+ School Rewards, including earning cash for school programs, technology, scholarships, field trips, playgrounds, and other educational needs.

“GIANT/MARTIN’S is proud to be a good neighbor throughout the communities where we operate and our A+ School Rewards program is our signature way to give back to local schools,” said Rick Herring, president. “We encourage all of our customers to sign up now and designate their schools for the 2013-14 school year.”

To participate in the program and help local schools earn money, customers must sign up each year and designate up to two schools by visiting their local GIANT/MARTIN’S or at or A+ School Rewards are accrued with each purchase made using one’s BonusCard beginning October 6 and continuing through March 22, 2014. Customers are reminded to sign up or to re-designate their schools as soon as possible so their chosen schools can begin earning points when the program begins.

Now in its 9th year, GIANT/MARTIN’S customers have helped their local schools earn more than $16 million through A+ School Rewards. Governor Wolf Elementary School in Bethlehem, PA earned $21,413 last year through the A+ School Rewards program.

Beginning in November, current school totals can be found on the A+ website at or


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