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In honor of Hunger Action Month, customers of Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets donated $511,407 to those in need through the grocer’s second in-store Bag Hunger campaign, which ran Sept. 1-21.
“Thank you to all of our customers, associates and vendor partners who joined together to fight hunger in our communities,” said Rick Herring, president. “Coupled with our spring Bag Hunger campaign, more than $1 million has been donated to our regional food bank partners this year.”
Major recipient food banks include:
- Blue Ridge Area Food Bank in Virginia - $7,581
- Central Pennsylvania Food Bank - $34,571
- FeedMore’s Central Virginia Food Bank - $5,031
- Food Bank of Western Maryland - $6,163
- Maryland Food Bank – Western Branch - $9,734
- Greater Berks County Food Bank - $7,533
- Philabundance - $59,764
- Project S.H.A.R.E - $4,146
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley - $17,646
- Water Street Rescue Mission in Lancaster - $13,149
In addition to this year’s Bag Hunger in-store campaigns, Giant/Martin’s also donated $9,000 each to nine different food banks throughout its market area in celebration of its 90th anniversary.
Carlisle, Pa.-based Giant/Martin’s operates 200 grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.