press release

April 5, 2013

Christopher Brand
[email protected]


“Drug take-back” collection scheduled for April 27 at 35 GIANT/MARTIN’S locations

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and local law enforcement agencies, will once again participate in the national “drug take-back” initiative on Saturday, April 27. Expired and unwanted medications can be brought into one of 35 participating GIANT and MARTIN’S locations from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. All medications will be disposed of in an environmentally-friendly manner at no cost to the customer.

“We’re proud to partner with the DEA and local law enforcement authorities to assist customers with properly disposing of unwanted or expired prescription and over-the¬counter medications and to reduce the amount of medication polluting our environment and our local communities,” said Leigh Shirley, director of pharmacy operations.

There is no cost to participants and customers will not receive refunds. Personal information (for example, names and addresses) should be crossed out or removed. No sharps or syringes will be accepted.

The following GIANT stores are participating in the April 27th collection drive:

  • 2721 Street Road, Bensalem
  • 4001 New Falls Road, Levittown
  • 3926 Linden Street, Bethlehem
  • 200 S. Dorcas Street, Lewistown
  • 1760 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell
  • 5301 Simpson Ferry Road
  • 2910 Springfield Road, Broomall Mechanicsburg
  • 4275 County Line Road, Chalfont
  • 859 Nazareth Pike, Nazareth
  • 216 East Fairmount Street
  • 6542 Logan Square, New Hope Coopersburg
  • 1201 Knapp Road, North Wales
  • 2130 Palomino Road, Dover
  • 86 Glocker Way, Pottstown
  • 301 Town Center Blvd, Easton
  • 2641 Shillington Road, Reading
  • 1278 S. Market Street, Elizabethtown
  • 3175 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion
  • 310 East Penn Drive, Enola
  • 720 West Street Road, Warminster
  • 801 Baltimore Street, Hanover
  • 1375 Boot Road, West Chester
  • 455 Eisenhower Drive, Hanover
  • 698 Downingtown Pike, West Chester
  • 5074 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg
  • 2104 Van Reed Road, West Lawn
  • 136 Kline Village, Harrisburg
  • 315 York Road, Willow Grove
  • 2300 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg
  • 1255 Carlisle Road, York
  • 350 Scarlet Road, Kennett Square
  • 275 Pauline Drive, York

The following MARTIN’S stores are also participating in the drug take back event:

  • 200 E. Chestnut Avenue, Altoona, PA
  • 240 Elizabeth Drive, Stephens City, VA
  • 200 Rivendell Court, Winchester, VA

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Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2013, GIANT/MARTIN’S, headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, operates nearly 200 grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, under the names of GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets. GIANT/MARTIN’S employs more than 31,000 associates. Founded in 1923, GIANT and MARTIN’S have a long-standing commitment to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children in addition to working with hundreds of local organizations annually. The company was recognized for its leadership in the fight against hunger with the Golden Grocer Award by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In addition, GIANT/MARTIN’S is one of the top ten fund-raisers in the country for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. GIANT and MARTIN’S are Ahold companies. For more information visit and Find us on Facebook at and