press release

September 12, 2013

Christopher Brand
[email protected]


Grocer celebrating 90 years of living and giving in the local communities they serve

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores is celebrating its 90th anniversary by expanding the company’s “Living Here, Giving Here” community support program with 90 Days of Giving to local food bank partners and throughout the communities they serve. GIANT recently recognized the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank with a special $9,000 donation to provide hunger relief throughout the community.

“Since GIANT was founded in 1923, our commitment to being a good neighbor has been unwavering,” said Rick Herring, president. “We are proud to be a leader in the fight against hunger, raising millions of dollars and donating thousands of pounds of food for hunger relief throughout our 90 year history. No one in the communities we serve should go hungry, and we will continue to support Central Pennsylvania Food Bank on future efforts to eradicate hunger.”

Since 2005, GIANT has donated more than $150 million in combined cash and product donations throughout the markets they serve, focused on hunger relief efforts, improving the quality of life for children and building healthier communities.

“GIANT Food Stores’ support of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, and commitment to fight hunger in their communities, is exceptional,” stated Joe Arthur, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank executive director. “This donation alone will provide more than 50,000 meals to individuals in central PA who are struggling to put food on their tables. This gift, in addition to the tremendous donation of food products that GIANT generously contributes on a weekly basis, will truly make a positive impact on lives in our neighborhoods.”

Also as part of GIANT’s 90 Days of Giving, each of the company’s 200 stores is conducting at least one random act of kindness. These acts, which will focus on efforts to help eradicate hunger or improve the lives of children, will vary by community, so be on the lookout for GIANT associates in special 90th anniversary t-shirts around local communities through early fall.


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