press release

April 11, 2014

Contact:
Christopher Brand
[email protected]

SAFELY DISPOSE OF UNWANTED/EXPIRED MEDICATION AT GIANT & MARTIN’S

“Drug take-back” collection scheduled for April 26 at 41 GIANT/MARTIN’S stores

Carlisle, PA – In partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and local law enforcement agencies, GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets will participate in the national “drug take-back” initiative on Saturday, April 26. Expired and unwanted medications can be brought into one of 41 participating GIANT/MARTIN’S locations in Pennsylvania between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Personal information (such as names and addresses) should be crossed out or removed from the medication. No sharps or syringes will be accepted.

“This is the eighth time over the past four years we have participated in this free initiative to encourage our customers to properly dispose of medications in an environmentally-friendly manner and keep them out of our lakes, streams and drinking water supplies,” said Leigh Shirley, director of pharmacy operations.

The following GIANT stores are participating in the April 26th collection drive:

  • 3015 W. Emmaus Avenue, Allentown
  • 2721 Street Road, Bensalem
  • 3926 Linden Street, Bethlehem
  • 1760 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell
  • 2910 Springfield Road, Broomall
  • 4275 County Line Road, Chalfont
  • 216 E. Fairmont Street & Route 309, Coopersburg
  • 2130 Palomino Road, Dover
  • 801 S. 25th Street, Easton
  • 301 Town Center Boulevard, Easton
  • 1278 S. Market Street, Elizabethtown
  • 310 E. Penn Drive, Enola
  • 173 Holly Road, Gilbertsville
  • 801 Baltimore Street, Hanover
  • 455 Eisenhower Drive, Hanover
  • 5074 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg
  • 2300 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg
  • 314 Horsham Road, Horsham
  • 350 Scarlet Road, Kennett Square
  • 4001 New Falls Road, Levittown
  • 200 S. Dorcas Street, Lewistown
  • 1008 Lititz Pike, Lititz
  • 5301 Simpson Ferry Roads, Mechanicsburg
  • 450 East Main Street, Middletown
  • 859 Nazareth Pike, Nazareth
  • 6542 E. Logan Square, New Hope
  • 86 Glocker Way, Pottstown
  • 600 East Lancaster Avenue, Reading
  • 3175 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion
  • 397 Baltimore Road, Shippensburg
  • 14635 Mt. Airy Road, Shrewsbury
  • 720-D W. Street Road, Warminster
  • 1393 Dilworthtown Crossing, West Chester
  • 698 Dowingtown Pike, West Chester
  • 2104 Van Reed Road, West Lawn
  • 2641 Shillington Road, West Reading
  • 315 York Road, Willow Grove
  • 1255 Carlisle Road, York
  • 279 Pauline Drive, York

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

  • 22 Hoover Avenue, DuBois
  • 200 E. Chestnut Street, Altoona

For more information, visit giantfoodstores.com/takeback or martinsfoods.com/takeback.

About GIANT/MARTIN’S

Headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT/MARTIN’S 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 www.GiantFoodStores.com and www.MartinsFoods.com. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/giantfoodstores and facebook.com/martinsfoods and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.

4/11/14