CARLISLE, Pa. – Ahold USA division Giant Food Stores has donated nearly $650,000 to local charities, the supermarket banner said.
Giant, based in Carlisle, Pa., and also known as Giant-Carlisle to distinguish itself from another Ahold banner, Giant Food of Landover, Md., said customers at Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets — part of the same banner — donated $640,194 to local Children's Miracle Network hospitals in their communities as part of a donation campaign that took place between Nov. 24 and Dec. 7.
"Giant/Martin's is committed to being a better neighbor throughout the communities we serve, including helping our youngest residents fight for good health," Giant-Carlisle president Rick Herring said. "Thank you to our customers and associates who once again made a donation at the checkout. Combined with our June paper balloon campaign, we are proud to have raised more than $1.1 million in 2013 for Children's Miracle Network."
Giant-Carlisle also announced a $9,000 donation to Philabundance, a hunger-relief organization in the Philadelphia area.