press release

May 3, 2012

Christopher Brand
[email protected]


Program has donated $13 million since 2005

Carlisle, PA – Through its A+ School Rewards program, GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets donated $3 million to 2,582 public and private schools for the 2011-2012 school year. Since the program launched in 2005, more than $13 million has been donated to local schools through participating markets.

GIANT/MARTIN’S A+ School Rewards program allows local schools to earn cash for scholarships, technology, sports equipment, field trips and other educational needs. After customers had designated the school of their choice, A+ School Rewards points accrued with each purchase made using a BonusCard from October 9, 2011 through March 31, 2012.

“The A+ School Rewards program addresses two very important missions to GIANT/MARTIN’S - improving the quality of life for children and building healthy communities,” said Rick Herring, president. “Thank you to all of our customers who participated in this year’s program by registering and shopping with their BonusCard to help support educational needs and activities within our local schools.”

For the fourth year in a row, Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, PA was the top local school this year, earning $20,007. The other top earning schools included:

  • $19,194 – Bishop Walsh School in Cumberland, MD
  • $18,682 – Northwood Nursery School in Harrisburg, PA
  • $17,921 – Cresaptown Elementary School in Cresaptown, MD
  • $16,063 – Myers Elementary School in Bellwood, PA

For a complete listing of participating schools and the A+ School Rewards they have earned for the 2011-2012 school year, visit or


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 and Find us on Facebook at and