press release

October 11, 2013

Christopher Brand
[email protected]


“Drug take-back” collection scheduled for October 26 at 42 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 again participate in the national “drug take-back” initiative on Saturday, October 26. Expired and unwanted medications can be brought into one of 42 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. Personal information (for example, names and addresses) should be crossed out or removed. No sharps or syringes will be accepted. At the last “drug take- back” initiative held in April, participating GIANT/MARTIN’S stores collected 4,392 pounds of unwanted and expired medications.

The following Pennsylvania GIANT stores are participating in the October 26 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
  • 215 E. Fairmont Street, 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
  • 455 Eisenhower Drive, Hanover
  • 801 Baltimore St. 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 Road, Mechanicsburg
  • 859 Nazareth Pike, Nazareth
  • 6542 E. Logan Square, New Hope
  • 86 Glocker Way, Pottstown
  • 2641 Shillington Road, Reading
  • 3175 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion
  • 600 E. Lancaster Road, Shillington
  • 14635 Mt. Airy Road, Shrewsbury
  • 255 Northland Center, State College
  • 720 W. Street Road, Warminster
  • 698 Dowingtown Pike, West Chester
  • 1502 West Chester Pike, West Chester
  • 2104 Van Reed Road, West Lawn
  • 315 York Road, Willow Grove
  • 1255 Carlisle Road, York
  • 2415 E. Market Street, York
  • 279 Pauline Drive, York

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

  • 22 Hoover Avenue, DuBois, PA
  • 240 Elizabeth Drive, Stephen’s 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