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Contact: Ashley Flower
GIANT Food Stores LLC
GIANT CELEBRATES WILLOW VALLEY SQUARE GRAND OPENING WITH $50,000 DONATION TO LANCASTER'S EXTRAORDINARY GIVE
CARLISLE, PA., November 16, 2018 - As GIANT Food Stores officially cut the ribbon on its newest Lancaster area store this morning at 106 Willow Valley Square, the company announced a $50,000 donation to the Extraordinary Give.
Happening today, the Extraordinary Give is Lancaster County's largest day of giving. Nearly 500 local organizations supporting causes like education, health, children and families, the environment and more will benefit from today's gifts. Hosted by the Lancaster County Community Foundation, the 2017 Extraordinary Give generated $8.6 million in only 24 hours. Today, GIANT joins leading event sponsors Rodgers & Associates, High Foundation, and Steinman Foundation/LNP Media Group, in creating the largest Stretch Pool to date of nearly $600,000 that will go directly to participating organizations.
"We are excited to celebrate the opening of our new Willow Valley Square store by recognizing the good work of more than 500 local nonprofit organizations with a 'GIANT' give today," said Todd Kinter, Willow Valley Square GIANT store manager. "GIANT understands the vital work being done by these organizations all year long, and we are proud to contribute to the Extraordinary Give while helping to make Lancaster County a better place to work and live."
"The Extraordinary Give is a day when individuals and businesses come together to celebrate and support important causes across our community. Generous, community-building sponsors like GIANT, partner with us to create the Stretch Pool and prizes that bring the excitement to the day. Their gift stretches every dollar, benefits every participating organization, and inspires giving across our entire region," said Tracy Cutler, executive vice president at the Community Foundation.
Now open 6 a.m. to midnight seven days a week, the Willow Valley Square GIANT features fresh products from local farms and suppliers in an easier to shop layout. The new store includes an expanded market fresh produce department with more than 350 fresh produce items coupled with GIANT'S signature full-service deli, meat & seafood, bakery and floral departments. The Willow Valley Square GIANT also offers an in-store café with an expanded selection of both prepared and hot foods, made-to-order sandwiches, and sushi.
As part of the grand opening celebrations, yesterday GIANT made $1,000 donations to the following organizations: A Week Away Foundation, Brighter Day Foundation, Grace Church at Willow Valley, Lampeter-Strasburg School District, Lancaster General, Penn Manor School District, Rotary Club of Lancaster - South, Water Street Mission, West Lampeter Township Police Department and Willow Street Fire Company.
Serving millions of customers each week at 172 locations in four states, GIANT is also celebrating its 95th anniversary and still calls Carlisle, Pa. its hometown.
About GIANT Food Stores, LLC
GIANT Food Stores, LLC has more than 170 neighborhood stores and offers home delivery, online/mobile ordering, fuel centers, pharmacies, plus in-store nutritionists. Serving families in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, GIANT Food Stores is proud to employ nearly 30,000 associates who believe in giving back to their community. Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT Food Stores is a company of Ahold Delhaize. For more information visit theGIANT or MARTIN'S websites.