Home » The Giant Co. Donates $250K To Local Hunger Relief Efforts
COVID News Home Page Slider Northeast

The Giant Co. Donates $250K To Local Hunger Relief Efforts

Giant sustainability

Last updated on June 14th, 2024 at 10:36 am

Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based The Giant Co. is making an additional donation of $250,000 to 18 local hunger relief organizations across its footprint. Each organization will use the funds to help address immediate needs including supplying food and ensuring critical food delivery to families in need throughout local communities in addition to helping offset added operational expenses during this unprecedented time.

“The Giant Co. is continuing to look for ways we can provide support to our community partners during this critical time as they are working overtime to respond to an ever-increasing number of clients,” said John Ponnett, SVP of retail operations, The Giant Co. “Already on the frontlines of eliminating hunger in their communities, these organizations are now faced with doing so amid new challenges like food and volunteer shortages. It’s our hope that this donation will ease their burden and enable them to continue feeding the many families relying on them.”

Recipient organizations of The Giant Company’s latest donation include:

  • Blair County Community Action Program, Altoona, Pennsylvania
  • Blue Ridge Food Bank, Verona, Virginia
  • Downtown Daily Bread, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Dubois Food Pantry, Dubois, Pennsylvania
  • Family & Community Services of Delaware County, Media, Pennsylvania
  • Helping Harvest Food Bank, Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Lebanon County Christian Ministries, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
  • Loaves and Fishes, Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • Manna on Main Street, Lansdale, Pennsylvania
  • New Hope Ministries, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Perry County Food Bank, New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania
  • Project Share, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • Salvation Army – Eastern PA and Delaware Division, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania, Nazareth, Pennsylvania
  • Sharing Excess, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Water Street Rescue Mission, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • West Chester Food Cupboard, West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • York County Food Bank, York, Pennsylvania

“At a time when we are seeing tremendous increases in unemployment and the need for food across the state, this partnership ensures that The Salvation Army can continue to be a beacon of hope and healing as we have for more than 150 years,” said Lt. Col. Larry Ashcraft, divisional commander, The Salvation Army Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Division.  “There is no quarantine from hunger. We thank The Giant Co. for their generous gift that will assist us to get food into the hands and mouths of people who need it most, during these desperate times.”

Last month, The Giant Company announced a donation of $250,000 to four local hunger relief organizations including Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Philabundance, Maryland Food Bank, and Meals on Wheels Pennsylvania. In addition, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Penn State Children’s Hospital, The Janet Weis Children’s Hospital at Geisinger, Children’s National Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Children’s Center each received $50,000 to support COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

Featured Photos

Featured Photo IDDBA Annual Convention
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX