press release

September 14, 2012

Christopher Brand
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Carlisle, PA – Attention Farm Aid 2012 concert-goers! By helping to support the Central PA Food Bank, you could be one of two lucky winners to receive a GIANT upgrade to the front row along with a backstage tour courtesy of GIANT Food Stores.

“We believe in supporting the farmers in our local communities, offering our customers a variety of freshly picked, locally grown favorites throughout the growing season in our produce departments,” said Jeff Beaulieu, vice president, sales and merchandising. “As a Farm Aid 2012 partner, we look forward to supporting both our local farmers and the Central PA Food Bank.”

Bring a canned good to the Central PA Food Bank truck outside of Hersheypark Arena between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 22 and you will receive an entry form for a chance to win a GIANT upgrade to the front row and backstage tour. Bring your completed entry form over to the GIANT booth to be entered. Two winners will be announced in-stadium at 5 p.m.

Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food. Since 1985, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised more than $40 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of agriculture and promote food from family farms. For more information about Farm Aid 2012, visit


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 and Find us on Facebook at and