press release

November 13, 2014

Christopher Brand
[email protected]


Total of 3,500 turkeys to be donated companywide by Thanksgiving

Richmond, VA – To ensure those in need have a warm holiday meal, MARTIN’S Food Markets Great Turkey Give Back yesterday donated 1,000 turkeys to FeedMore – Central Virginia Food Bank. The donation took place at the new MARTIN’S in Midlothian, VA. This Thanksgiving season, a total of 3,500 turkeys will be donated to seven regional food banks and local hunger organizations throughout MARTIN’S operating area.

“The fight against hunger occurs year round for far too many in our local communities and MARTIN’S Great Turkey Give Back helps to provide a holiday meal for those who may have otherwise gone without,” said Chris Brand, manager of community and public relations. “As part of our company’s ongoing better neighbor efforts and in the spirit of giving this holiday season, this marks our largest donation of turkeys ever and hopefully jump-starts holiday food drives for our regional food bank partners.”

As a grocer, MARTIN’S is committed to fighting hunger across its operating area, including partnering with approximately 100 regional food banks and local pantries. To date this year, MARTIN’S customers, associates and vendor partners have donated over $7 million in product and funds towards local hunger relief efforts.

“MARTIN’S has been helping fight hunger in Central Virginia for years and FeedMore is very appreciative of its leadership. This most recent gift of turkeys will make this a wonderful Thanksgiving for 1,000 families in need,” said FeedMore President and CEO Doug Pick. “Hunger knows no bounds and impacts so many of our friends and neighbors here in Richmond and throughout our 36 county and city service area. I am pleased to extend our gratitude to MARTIN’S, their customers, and associates on behalf of the many families who depend on the generosity of individuals, corporations, and organizations, especially at this time of year.”

FeedMore is Central Virginia’s hunger-relief leader made up of the Central Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels Serving Central Virginia and the Community Kitchen. Working together to efficiently and effectively fight hunger to enhance lives in the local community, FeedMore’s programs provide hunger relief to Central Virginia’s most vulnerable populations, particularly children, families and seniors.

MARTIN’S is also fighting hunger with its annual Share a Holiday Meal register campaign which runs now through December 6. Share a Holiday Meal funds support Christmas Mother campaigns in Chesterfield/Colonial Heights, Hanover and Henrico, Salvation Army Central Virginia Command and Salvation Army of Williamsburg.


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.