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The Giant Co. To Donate 13K Turkeys, Chickens To Food Banks

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based The Giant Co. will donate more than 13,000 turkeys and chickens to community partners and food banks in advance of Thanksgiving.

“The Giant Company believes that all families, particularly those facing food insecurity, should enjoy a holiday meal and celebrate together with full plates and full hearts this year,” said April Mock, director of communications and CSR.

“We’re grateful to our local food bank and food pantry partners – and our team member volunteers – for their support in our annual Thanksgiving tradition to help eliminate hunger and connect families for a better future.”

The Giant Co. employees will volunteer at food banks packing hunger relief boxes and organizing and restocking shelves in advance of the busy holiday season.

“Up to one in three Marylanders may face food insecurity and struggle to keep good, nutritious food on their tables, which is why our continued partnership with The Giant Company is important,” said Carmen Del Guercio, president and CEO, Maryland Food Bank.

“The company’s donation of 1,000 turkeys and chickens will enable families across our state to take part in holiday traditions and gather together this season.”

The Giant Co. is giving customers the option to donate $3, $5 or $10 at the register from Nov. 1-13. Donations will benefit six regional food banks: Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Helping Harvest Fresh Food Bank, Maryland Food Bank, Philabundance and Second Harvest Food Bank. Customers can donate at any register, self-checkout or through Giant Direct.

From Nov. 11-24, customers can also donate free turkey certificates at the register in-store or donate 400 CHOICE reward points online, for which The Giant Company will make a $10 donation to a local food bank. In addition, customers can purchase reusable bags to benefit Feeding America.

Turkeys will be donated to the following local food banks and pantries:

  • Pennsylvania – Bloomsburg Food Cupboard, Catholic Harvest Food Pantry, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Family & Community Services, Hannah’s Pantry, Helping Harvest Fresh Food Bank, Honeybrook Food Pantry, Indiana County Community Action Program, Lancaster County Food Hub, Learn Eat and Hope, Manna on Main, Mary’s Cupboard, Mattie Dixon Community Cupboard, Montco Anti-Hunger Network, New Britain Baptist Food Larder, Philabundance, Project Hope of Easton, Salvation Army Capital Region, Salvation Army, Eastern PA and Delaware, Second Harvest Food Bank, Sharing Excess, Shelter Service of Mifflin and Juniata Counties and the York County Food Bank.
  • Maryland – Carroll County Food Sunday and the Maryland Food Bank – Western Branch.
  • Virginia – Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
  • West Virginia – Jefferson County Community Ministries.

For more information on the turkey redemption program, including how to donate your turkey certificate, visit giantfoodstores.com/pages/free-turkey-earn.

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