Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based The Giant Company has introduced its first community impact report, “Living Our Purpose in 2021,” providing updates on its work to eliminate hunger, change children’s lives, heal the planet, support diversity, equity and inclusion and promote health and sustainability.
All of The Giant Co.’s corporate social responsibility initiatives are centered around its purpose: “Connecting Families for a Better Future.”
“Leading with our noble purpose, we are committed to making a difference in the communities we serve, with an overall objective to contribute to healthier people and a healthier planet,” said Nicholas Bertram, president. “Our first community impact report highlights how far we’ve come, and how everything we do reinforces meaningful connections for families across our communities, with each action adding up to the better tomorrow we envision.”
A few of the major highlights captured in The Giant Co.’s community impact report include:
- More than 1,000 managers across The Giant Co. completed inclusive leadership training and the company made $300,000 in community donations to organizations focused on equity and inclusion.
- Committed to making a difference together, employees gave 28,000 volunteer hours and raised more than $732,000 through the annual team giving campaign in 2021.
- In support of efforts to eliminate hunger, The Giant Co., its customers and vendor partners donated $18.2 million in both financial and product contributions for hunger relief efforts.
- The Giant Co. reported more than 293,000 metric tons of carbon offsets through our partnership with GreenPrint, recycled nearly 120 million pounds of cardboard, rescued more than 850,000 pounds of food through Flashfood and raised $2.3 million to fund organizations focused on the environmental initiatives.
- To support local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, The Giant Co.’s customers helped raise $2.5 million in support of changing children’s lives.
“The progress we’ve made would not be possible without the efforts of many, from our team members to our nonprofit partners to our suppliers and our customers,” said Jessica Groves, manager of community impact. “As we look to our 100th year, we will not rest when it comes to improving the lives of the people and communities we care for and serve. The opportunities ahead inspire us and we remain as committed as ever to our team members, communities and the planet.”
For additional information on The Giant Co.’s community impact efforts, visit giantfoodstores.com/pages/our-purpose.