Landover-based regional grocery chain Giant Food Tuesday donated $1,208,846 to the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore for COVID-19 recovery efforts.
For the fifth consecutive year, USO-Metro served as one of the main charity beneficiaries of the 2020 Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle which was a month-long virtual event because of the COVID-19 pandemic. USO-Metro was also the beneficiary of funds raised through in-store event promotions across Giant’s 163 stores from Memorial Day Weekend through June.
This year’s Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle Virtual Experience was one of the first virtual food festivals in the world and saw over 100,000 viewers from across the country. The website featured several cooking competitions, contests, giveaways, and live music.
As part of its commitment to supporting the local community including military service members, Giant has donated over $3.5 million to USO-Metro to-date since 2016.
Giant Food operrates 163 supermarkets in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and the District of Columbia with approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 163 stores are 154 full-service pharmacies, 81 full-service PNC Banks and 23 Starbucks locations.