Landover-based Grocery chain Giant Food announced Wednesday the donation of $550,000 and 1,200 hams to five Feeding America food banks within its sales region, including the 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.
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, 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.
Giant operates 163 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia with approximately 20,000 associates.