Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets will donate 3,000 hams to its partner food banks to help feed those in need this Easter. An annual tradition for Giant, headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the ham donations support the company’s mission of ending hunger in the communities the company serves as well as giving back to its community partners.
“Hunger is a problem in every community,” said Nicholas Bertram, president, Giant Food Stores. “It’s something we take very seriously at Giant, especially around the holidays where family meals are often the center of the celebration. Local food banks also see an increase in demand during this time, so we are happy to be able to provide them with this additional donation and help make their job a little easier.”
The following food banks will receive hams:
- Blue Ridge Area Food Bank—Winchester
- Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
- Chester County Food Bank
- Family & Community Service of Delaware County
- Food Bank of State College
- Greater Berks Food Bank
- Manna on Main Street (Lansdale)
- Maryland Food Bank (Hagerstown)
- New Hope Ministries (Dillsburg)
- ProJeCt of Easton Food Bank
- Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley
- Water Street Mission (Lancaster)
- York County Food Bank
In addition to the ham donation, more than 100 store associates will spend the donation day volunteering, organizing and restocking shelves, helping partner food banks in advance of the busy holiday season.
“Giant is a consistent and committed supporter of Second Harvest and the community we serve, at all times of the year,” said Jessica Dokachev, program director, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley. “This special donation of hams will help make the holiday a little brighter for our participants who celebrate Easter. We are deeply thankful for our partnership with Giant.”
Customers also have the chance to help their neighbors in need this Easter by donating their free ham certificate to a local food bank. From now through April 21, customers can earn rewards points toward a free ham certificate every time they shop using their BonusCard. The certificates can be redeemed from April 12 through April 21 at any Giant or Martin’s locations.
Founded in 1923, Giant Food operates in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia with more than 170 stores, 132 pharmacies, 99 fuel stations and online grocery ordering and delivery services. The company employs more than 30,000 associates. Giant is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA.