December 15, 2014
NABISCO & GIANT FOOD STORES JOIN TOGETHER TO SUPPORT CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA FOOD BANK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
Harrisburg, PA – Nabisco and GIANT Food Stores joined forces today to support the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in their efforts to provide meals this holiday season. At 11:00 a.m. this morning representatives from both organizations were on hand to donate more than 6,700 pounds of Nabisco food items and volunteer their time to sort the donated goods and assist with holiday meal preparation at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
1 in 7 residents of Pennsylvania struggle with hunger on a daily basis, and 1 in 5 children in the Commonwealth may not know where their next meal is coming from. In the 27 counties served by the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, more than 55,000 people are requesting food assistance each week.
“The Food Bank is seeing record numbers of people in need of help this holiday season,” said Joe Arthur, executive director, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. “This generous donation by Nabisco and GIANT will help the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank provide hundreds of meals to central PA families, making their holiday season a little brighter.”
“We are grateful to continue this partnership with Giant and Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to help fight hunger in our local communities,” said Daniel Shiner, customer business lead, Nabisco. “The 12 pallets of Nabisco food products we’ve donated are the result of a joint effort across GIANT Food Stores. This is an important part of our joint mission and a collective effort to support those with food needs during the holidays and throughout the year.”
“We are proud to partner with Nabisco to raise more awareness in support of hunger relief efforts, particularly during the holidays,” said John MacDonald, director of marketing & external communications, GIANT Food Stores. “With today’s generous donation, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank can help brighten the holiday season for even more local families struggling to make ends meet.”
Earlier this month, GIANT helped kick off the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s annual turkey drive with a donation of 1,000 turkeys this holiday season.
About Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is a not-for-profit organization that is able to reduce hunger in 27 counties across Pennsylvania. By working with more than 800 local agencies the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank provides food to more than 55,000 people in need every week. For more information on the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and its mission to reduce hunger in Pennsylvania, visit centralpafoodbank.org or call 717.564.1700.
About Mondelez International
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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 www.GiantFoodStores.com and www.MartinsFoods.com. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/giantfoodstores and facebook.com/martinsfoods and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.