Ahold chains donate more than $4 million to schools, military-support groups

Giant-Landover, Stop & Shop donate to schools; Giant-Carlisle donation to benefit USO chapters

CARLISLE, Pa. — Ahold USA's supermarket banners have donated more than $4 million to charitable causes over the past week.

Last Friday, Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa., also known as Giant-Carlisle, announced a $517,535 donation through its annual Support Our Troops campaign, which benefits regional USO chapters in the area where Giant has stores, including Pennsylvania, West Virginia and parts of Virginia and Maryland.

Giant Food of Landover, Md., often called Giant-Landover to distinguish it from Giant-Carlisle, is donating nearly $2 million to 2,081 schools in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia through the A+ School Rewards program, now in its 25th year.

Meanwhile, Stop & Shop has donated more than $1.5 million to schools in New England, including Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.

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