Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based The Giant Co. is donating 10,000 turkeys to 27 partner food banks in advance of Thanksgiving. Turkeys will be donated across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.
“At The Giant Co., we believe that Thanksgiving should be spent with families gathered around the table, enjoying a meal and creating memories, but we know for those facing food insecurity it’s not that easy,” said April Mock, director of communications and CSR. “Our annual turkey donation is part of our efforts to eliminate hunger and connect families for a better future, and we’re proud to team up with our local food banks and food pantries to do our part, ensuring that all families are able to celebrate with full plates and full hearts.”
In addition, The Giant Co. team members will volunteer at food banks in November, packing hunger relief boxes and organizing and restocking shelves in advance of the busy holiday season.
“The Giant Co. is a tremendous partner in the fight against hunger throughout the year; but their support during the holidays is especially impactful,” said Jay Worrall, president of Helping Harvest Fresh Food Bank. “Because of their generous donation, 1,000 in-need families in Berks and Schuylkill counties will have a turkey to complete their Thanksgiving meal.”
Customers can join The Giant Co. in making a difference this holiday season. In all stores, customers can round up their purchase at any Giant, Martin’s or Giant Heirloom Market store at checkout to benefit their local food bank or pantry. From Nov. 12-25, customers can donate free turkey certificates at the register in-store or donate 400 Choice points online, for which The Giant Co. will make a $10 donation to a local food bank. Customers can also purchase reusable bags to benefit Feeding America.
The Giant Co. has 35,000 employees supporting nearly 190 stores, 132 pharmacies, 107 fuel stations and more than 150 online pickup hubs and grocery delivery service in hundreds of zip codes.
In other news, The Giant Co.’s newest Philadelphia store, located at 2201 Cottman Ave. at the corner of Bustleton Avenue, will open on Nov. 12. Click here to read the story.