LANDOVER, Md., March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Giant Food, the leading greater Washington D.C. regional grocery chain, announced today a donation of $1,550,000 to address the needs of its communities during the coronavirus crisis. The donations will be directed to a variety of Giant's nonprofit partners across its service region to provide support to those in need and struggling with access to necessary food and supplies during this challenging time.
"Our nonprofit partners are under extraordinary pressure right now and need everyone's support to continue their vital services," said Ira Kress, Interim President of Giant. "We're here to assist them in any way that we can during this unprecedented situation, and we hope that our customers will join us in giving back and helping their neighbors in need."
The $1,550,000 in funds will be distributed as follows:
Giant is also offering customers the opportunity to get involved in supporting their neighbors that may be affected by the pandemic or those who are food insecure through two ways:
To learn more about Giant's efforts to support hunger relief and the needs of its communities during this challenging time, visit Giantfood.com.
Giant is headquartered in Landover, Md. and operates 163 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, 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 22 Starbucks locations. With flexible options and convenient solutions, Giant fits all the ways today's busy consumers want to shop – whether in store, via Giant Pickup or home delivery from Giant Delivers which combined serves 157 store locations. For more information on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.
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