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The Giant Co. Donating 3,000 Hams Across Four States To Fight Hunger

Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based The Giant Co. will donate 3,000 hams to 13 partner food banks across four states as it continues its work to eliminate hunger.  To further make a difference in the communities it serves, Giant and Martin’s team members also will spend time volunteering at each food bank to help prepare for the season.

“At The Giant Co., we believe every family should be able to share a meal and want to do all that we can to help fill empty plates,” said Jessica Groves, social impact manager for The Giant Co. “We continue to hear from our food bank partners that the number of families seeking support and assistance remains high. As a company committed to ending hunger, it is our hope that this donation provides a bit of relief to both our partners and to families facing food insecurity.”

Donations and volunteer events will take place at the following food banks:

Hams arrive at Second Harvest Food Bank.
  • Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (Verona, Virginia)
  • Central Pennsylvania Food Bank (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
  • Chester County Food Bank (Exton, Pennsylvania)
  • City Team Chester (Chester, Pennsylvania)
  • Helping Harvest Fresh Food Bank (Reading, Pennsylvania)
  • Honey Brook Food Pantry (Honey Brook, Pennsylvania)
  • Indiana County Community Action Program (Indiana, Pennsylvania)
  • Lancaster County Food Hub (Lancaster, Pennsylvania)
  • Manna on Main Street (Lansdale, Pennsylvania)
  • Maryland Food Bank – Western Branch (Hagerstown, Maryland)
  • Philabundance (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • Second Harvest Food Bank (Nazareth, Pennsylvania)
  • York County Food Bank (York, Pennsylvania)


“The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is proud to partner with the The Giant Co. to get holiday hams out to the people who need it most,” said Joe Arthur, executive director of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.  “The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a light on food insecurity in our area and our food bank has seen a 40 percent increase in demand for charitable food over the past year, with many families visiting for the first time. Partners like The Giant Co. help us put healthy food on the tables of more people in need, and we truly appreciate their support as we remain committed to our vision that no one should be hungry.”

Giant and Martin’s customers also have the chance to help their neighbors in need by donating their free ham certificate to their local food bank now through April 4.

The Giant Co. believes that no matter where or how, when meals happen, families connect, and when families connect meaningfully, good happens. Guided by its brand platform, For Today’s Table, the omni-channel retailer serves millions of neighbors across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. The Giant Co. is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA.

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