May 10, 2012
GIANT & MARTIN’S COLLECT NEARLY 3 TONS OF UNWANTED & EXPIRED MEDICATIONS AS PART OF NATIONAL PROGRAM
Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets, collected nearly three tons of unwanted and expired medication during the nationwide medication take-back day on April 28.
In partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and local law enforcement agencies, GIANT/MARTIN’S collected a total of 5,843 pounds of unwanted and expired medications at 43 participating GIANT and MARTIN’S locations. This is largest amount of medications collected by GIANT/MARTIN’S in its third year of participation.
“We want to thank all of our customers and law enforcement partners for this wonderful response. We are thrilled to help our customers properly dispose of expired medications in order to lessen their impact on the environment,” said Leigh Shirley, director of pharmacy operations. “Working in partnership with the DEA and local law enforcement agencies, we doubled the amount of medications collected in our stores over the same event in 2011.”
Headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT/MARTIN’S is a leading retail grocer in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, operating under the names of GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets and employing nearly 30,000 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. GIANT/MARTIN’S was recently awarded the Golden Grocer Award by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its leadership in the fight against hunger. 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.