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    Giant-Landover Gives Nearly $2M to Area Schools

    Campaign supports educational programs, enrichment

    Giant Food of Landover, Md., is presenting almost $2 million to 2,081 local schools in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Delaware following the chain's 2012-2013 “A+ School Rewards” program. The program enables schools to earn funds for school programs and enrichment activities every time a customer makes a purchase using a Giant card at a Giant Food location.

    “In its 25th year, our school rewards program continues to be a key component of our commitment to give back to our customers and their communities,” noted Anthony Hucker, Giant Food president. “As the nation’s capital grocer, we believe in the importance of supporting educational and extracurricular programming that will help students, and shape tomorrow’s leaders. This year, Giant again makes a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of students in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Delaware.”

    A+ School Rewards is linked to shoppers’ Giant cards, earning points for all in-store purchases. Giant shoppers can designate as many as two schools to benefit from their purchases. Since 1989, Giant’s school rewards program has raised $88 million-plus for both public and private schools in the Mid-Atlantic region, allowing for the purchase of new computers, additional classroom technology, musical instruments and athletic uniforms, as well as funded school aids, field trips, sports and after-school programs.

    The 10 schools receiving the largest awards from the 2012-2013 A+ School Rewards program are: Mater Dei School, Bethesda, Md., $26,771.23; McLean High School, McLean, Va., $16,142.53; Folger McKinsey Elementary School, Severna Park, Md., $13,336.89; Farmwell Station Middle School, Ashburn, Va., $13,330.28; Freedom Hill Elementary School, Vienna, Va., $13,092.57; Herbert Hoover Middle School, Potomac, Md., $12,324.46; St. Mary’s Elementary School, Annapolis, Md., $12,109.23; St. Louis Catholic School, Clarksville, Md., $11,295.37; Little Flower School, Bethesda, Md., $11,166.94; and Winston Churchill Senior High School, Bethesda, Md., $10,533.59.

    A division of Ahold USA, Giant Food LLC operates 171 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates.

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