Purpose-led efforts center around connecting families for better future
Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based The Giant Company has released its second annual Community Impact Report, highlighting its 2022 corporate social responsibility initiatives centered around its purpose of connecting families for a better future.
“For nearly 100 years, The Giant Company has been dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our team members, our customers and our communities,” said John Ruane, interim president. “Our impact report illustrates how our purpose of connecting families for a better future has come to life over the last year and is proof of the incredible impact we can have when we work together to create a better tomorrow for all.”
Highlights of The Giant Company’s community impact report include:
- Taking actionable steps to eliminate hunger, change children’s lives, heal the planet and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, The Giant Company, in partnership with its customers and supplier partners, provided in-kind and financial support valued at nearly $19 million to support over 300 community organizations connecting families for a better future.
- Committed to making a difference together, team members logged more than 50,000 community volunteer hours, exceeding the company’s goal by almost 15,000 hours.
- The Giant Company’s registered dietitians helped cultivate healthy, balanced and affordable meal options, connecting with more than 55,000 customers through virtual wellness classes.
- Building on its commitment to grow local economies, The Giant Company partnered with more than 130 local vendor partners and 170 certified diverse-owned suppliers to deliver fresh, local and culturally appropriate foods to the families it serves.
“As a neighborhood grocery store, we have the unique opportunity to touch lives frequently, and we recognize the responsibility we have in helping families – no matter their circumstances – gather around the table to connect and enjoy a meal,” said Jessica Groves, community impact manager. “The stories shared in our impact report highlight the passion of our team members and community partners to support all families and help to facilitate opportunities to create healthier people and a healthier planet one purposeful act at a time.”
For additional information on The Giant Company’s community impact efforts, visit giantfoodstores.com/pages/our-purpose.
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