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Giant Food donating $550,000 and 1,200 hams to local food banks during COVID-19 pandemic

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LANDOVER, Md.– Giant Food announced Wednesday the donation of $550,000 and 1,200 hams to the five Feeding America food banks within its region: Capital Area Food Bank, Maryland Food Bank, Food Bank of Delaware, Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank and Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. The food and monetary donations will help provide meals to families who are food insecure and have been especially impacted by the pandemic.

As a member of the greater DMV community since 1936, Giant is committed to supporting its neighbors during this challenging time where many are struggling with access to food.

“During this unprecedented time, we recognize that our food bank partners have an increased demand for food and supplies to serve those facing unexpected hardships,” said Ira Kress, interim president of Giant. “It’s important for us to be a good neighbor and do whatever we can to help our partners fight hunger and provide vital services to our communities right now.”

Giant’s five food bank partners will use the monetary donations to purchase food and various supplies to serve children while schools are closed, the elderly and health compromised individuals, and families or individuals that continuously face hunger issues in Giant’s footprint. Giant will continue to assess ways to offer support to its community partners throughout the coming weeks.

Additionally, Giant is offering its customers an opportunity to get involved and help support their neighbors that may be dealing with food insecurity during the pandemic. Beginning, Friday, March 27th, members of Giant’s Flexible Rewards Program will be able to designate the value of their Flexible Points for dollar donations to Giant’s five Feeding America food bank partners. One hundred percent of the donations will go to those in financial need of groceries.


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