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THE GIANT COMPANY SUPPORTS LOCAL HUNGER RELIEF DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC WITH $250,000 DONATION

Donation will help nonprofit partners navigate unique situation and continue providing food to vulnerable populations
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CARLISLE, Pa., March 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, a growing number of families and seniors are facing hunger. To help address this urgent problem in the communities it serves, The GIANT Company announced today it is donating a total of $250,000 to four local hunger relief organizations including the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Philabundance, Maryland Food Bank, and Meals on Wheels Pennsylvania. These organizations represent hope to those in over 30 counties within two states as they work through extraordinary circumstances to supply food to hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters.a??While our nonprofit partners are doing an amazing job at serving the community as usual in these challenging times, they are facing unique pressure due to lost wages forcing more families to ask for help and social distancing causing some heart-breaking cases of isolation,a?? said Nicholas Bertram, president, The GIANT Company. a??The GIANT Companya??s purpose is to connect families for a better future, which is why we are acting with urgency and providing them with funds now so they can continue to support our most vulnerable neighbors. Working together, we can truly make a difference and ita??s our hope that anyone who can does join us in providing relief to these life-sustaining organizations.a??During this crisis, each food bank along with Meals on Wheels Pennsylvania are building and shipping thousands of prepackaged boxes of healthy shelf stable food, bags of produce, dairy, and frozen meals for distribution to its partner agencies and clients. To minimize the risk of disease transmission, these organizations have also terminated food drives at this time adding to the financial burden.Each organization will use the funds to help address immediate needs including offsetting operational expenses, securing food and ensuring critical food delivery to those in need throughout local communities, especially seniors and kids.
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