The GIANT Company Donates $2 Million to Help Eliminate Hunger in Local Communities
CARLISLE, PA - Last month, The GIANT Company kicked off a fundraising campaign in honor of Hunger Action Month™, the Feeding America® nationwide network of food banks’ awareness campaign designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger. With the help of its customers and supplier partners, the retailer announced $2 million was donated to support local hunger relief efforts in the communities it serves. The Fall 2020 campaign raised the most money in company history.
“As hunger relief organizations continue to face increased demand due to the pandemic, our customers stepped up in a big way to help fill the plates of their neighbors in need, making this our most successful campaign in the fight against hunger in company history,” said Emily Steinkamp, Manager of Social Impact. “Monies raised will benefit Feeding America and more than 100 regional food banks and local pantries throughout four states and will help to ensure that families facing food insecurity are able to gather around the table and connect over a meal.”
According to the press release, GIANT donated a total of $500,000 to 20 local food banks and pantries across four states to provide funding to address the increased need. An additional $100,000 was also donated to Feeding America through The GIANT Company’s 1 for 100 campaign where for each picture shared of a family connecting over a meal on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using #ForTodaysTable during the month, 100 meals were donated to neighbors in need.
The GIANT Company team members participated in product donations in partnership with Unilever and the Please Touch Museum, logging more than 1,000 volunteer hours at food banks throughout the month.
Every bit helps during this time, and we here at ANUK wholeheartedly support those who are in need as well as those that are making a difference in their communities.