press release

December 20, 2013

Contact:
Christopher Brand
[email protected]

MARTIN’S FOOD MARKETS AND ITS CUSTOMERS DONATE MORE THAN $90,000 THROUGH SHARE A HOLIDAY MEAL

Richmond, VA – MARTIN’S Food Markets customers and associates helped brighten the holiday season for Richmond and Williamsburg families in need by donating $94,746 through this year’s Share a Holiday Meal. The donation supports Christmas Mother campaigns in Chesterfield/Colonial Heights, Hanover and Henrico, Salvation Army Central Virginia Command and Salvation Army of Williamsburg.

“Thank you to our customers and associates for your overwhelming generosity in assisting families in need throughout our community,” said Jim Scanlon, regional vice president. “Since MARTIN’S started participating in the Share a Holiday Meal campaign four years ago, more than $370,000 has been donated.”

From November 3 through December 14, MARTIN’S customers had the opportunity to support the Share a Holiday Meal program by making a donation in increments of $2, $5 or $10 at the checkout.

The funds raised will be donated to:

  • Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Christmas Mother - $28,103
  • Hanover Christmas Mother - $12,418
  • Henrico Christmas Mother - $24,594
  • Salvation Army Central Virginia Command - $26,000
  • Salvation Army of Williamsburg - $3,631

About GIANT/MARTIN’S

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 www.GiantFoodStores.com and www.MartinsFoods.com. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/giantfoodstores and facebook.com/martinsfoods.

12/20/13