Martin's Food Markets brings "Bags to Benches" program to Richmond, Williamsburg, Va.

Ahold-owned chain to donate park benches made from recycled plastic bags

RICHMOND, Va. — Martin's Food Markets is donating 25 park benches made from recycled plastic grocery bags to Richmond and Williamsburg, Va., the supermarket chain said.

Martin's, part of Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa., also known as Giant-Carlisle, said the donation of benches to parks, schools and green spaces throughout the two communities was part of its "Bags to Benches" program. The chain also will donate 10 benches to the State Fair of Virginia.

"This is the second year in a row we have donated park benches made from recycled plastic grocery bags to deserving organizations in the greater Richmond and Williamsburg communities," Martin's regional VP Jim Scanlon said. "We are excited to work with State Fair of Virginia, Virginia State Parks and several local schools this year to not only help enhance local green spaces and assist with beautification efforts under way, but also to promote recycling efforts through Martin's Bags to Benches program."

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