press release

September 24, 2014

Christopher Brand
[email protected]


“Drug take-back” collection scheduled for September 27 at 35 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, September 27. Expired and unwanted medications can be brought into one of 35 participating GIANT/MARTIN’S locations 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.

“Our regular participation in this initiative is part of our ongoing commitment to being a better neighbor in the communities we serve by ensuring that unwanted medications and prescriptions are disposed of properly,” said Leigh Shirley, director of pharmacy operations. “In April, our stores collected 4,300 pounds of unwanted medications during a similar event.”

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

  • 3015 W. Emmaus Avenue, Allentown
  • 2721 Street Road, Bensalem
  • 3926 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem
  • 1760 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell
  • 2910 Springfield Road, Broomall
  • 4275 County Line Road, Chalfont
  • 216 E. Fairmount Street, Coopersburg
  • 2130 Palomino Road, Dover
  • 301 Town Center Boulevard, Easton
  • 1278 S. Market Street, Elizabethtown
  • 173 Holly Road, Gilbertsville
  • 455 Eisenhower Drive, Hanover
  • 2300 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg
  • 314 Horsham Road, Horsham
  • 4001 New Falls Road, Levittown
  • 200 S. Dorcas Street, Lewistown
  • 1008 Lititz Pike, Lititz
  • 5301 Simpson Ferry Road, Mechanicsburg
  • 450 East Main Street, Middletown
  • 859 Nazareth Pike, Nazareth
  • 6542 E. Logan Square, New Hope
  • 801 S. 25th Street, Palmer
  • 86 Glocker Way, Pottstown
  • 2541 Shillington Road, Reading
  • 3175 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion
  • 14635 Mt. Airy Road, Shrewsbury
  • 255 Northland Center, State College
  • 720 W. Street Road, Warminster
  • 1375 East Boot Road, West Chester
  • 698 Downingtown Pike, West Chester
  • 2104 Van Reed Road, West Lawn
  • 315 York Road, Willow Grove
  • 1255 Carlisle Road, York
  • 279 Pauline Drive, York

The following MARTIN’S store is also participating in the event:

  • 240 Elizabeth Drive, Stephens City, VA

For more information visit, and click on the link “locate a collection site near you”.


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 and Find us on Facebook at and and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.