FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GIANT BREAKS OWN RECORD FOR TROOPS FUNDRAISER
Funds go to USO and American Red Cross
Carlisle, PA (May 30 2019) – Customers and associates generously donated $860,820 through GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets’ annual Support Our Troops in-store fundraising campaign to benefit local United Service Organizations (USO) and the American Red Cross Services to the Armed Forces program. This total smashes the previous record high of $778,989 raised in 2018.
“Our team of associates is proud to support our past, present and future servicemen and women through organizations that provide programs and services to soldiers and their families, helping to keep them connected both at home and abroad,” said John Ponnett, senior vice president of operations, GIANT Food Stores. “Since the inception of our ‘Support Our Troops’ campaign in 2005, our customers and associates have enthusiastically supported our fundraising efforts, with a total donation of more than $5 million.”
This year’s Support Our Troops campaign, held in all GIANT and MARTIN’S Food Markets stores May 12 – 25, supported USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey (Liberty USO), USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia, USO Metro DC and American Red Cross Services to the Armed Forces.
About GIANT Food Stores, LLC
Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT Food Stores is passionate about building strong families and healthy communities. With a customer-centric approach in all it does, GIANT serves millions of families across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia through its nearly 180 neighborhood stores, 132 pharmacies, 101 fuel stations and its online grocery ordering and delivery services. GIANT Food Stores is proud to employ more than 30,000 associates who believe in giving back to their community and over the last five years, GIANT, with the help of its customers and vendor partners, has proudly donated more than $100 million to local nonprofits.The GIANT Family of Brands includes GIANT, MARTIN'S Food Markets, GIANT Heirloom Market, and GIANT DIRECT, Powered by Peapod. GIANT Food Stores is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA. For more information visit the GIANT or MARTIN'S websites.