press release

December 21, 2012

Contact:
Christopher Brand
[email protected]

MARTIN’S FOOD MARKETS & ITS CUSTOMERS DONATE MORE THAN $102,000 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 $102,350 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.

“Since MARTIN’S started participating in the Share a Holiday Meal campaign in 2010, more than $280,000 has been donated to assist thousands of families across Central Virginia during the holidays,” said Jim Scanlon, regional vice president. “Thank you to our customers and associates for such overwhelming generosity year after year.”

From October 28 through December 1, MARTIN’S customers had the opportunity to support the Share a Holiday Meal program by making a donation in increments of $5, $10 or $20 at the checkout. The funds raised will be donated to:

  • Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Christmas Mother - $29,500
  • Hanover Christmas Mother - $13,500
  • Henrico Christmas Mother - $26,150
  • Salvation Army Central Virginia Command - $29,200
  • Salvation Army of Williamsburg - $4,000

About GIANT/MARTIN’S

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.

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