press release

June 8, 2012

Christopher Brand
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Carlisle, PA – In recognition of its ongoing partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN), GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets today announced the introduction of a limited edition reusable bag. The CMN reusable bags are now in stores and will be available while supplies last. GIANT/MARTIN’S will also donate ten cents of every CMN reusable bag sold to benefit local CMN Hospitals throughout its market area.

“As a company, we are committed to improving the quality of life for children and through CMN, we have been able to support children’s hospitals in our local communities for more than 15 years,” said Rick Herring, president. “With this limited edition reusable bag, customers can show their support for CMN each and every time they shop.”

In addition to the reusable bags, GIANT/MARTIN’S will also conduct its annual in-store balloon campaign beginning June 24 through July 7. Customers will have the opportunity to donate $1 at the checkout to benefit CMN.

Last year, GIANT/MARTIN’S marked its 15th anniversary of supporting CMN, in addition to eclipsing the $25 million fundraising mark in support of children’s hospitals in the Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Danville/Altoona areas.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the alliance of premier hospitals for children, is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals across North America. Each year the 170 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind.


Headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT/MARTIN’S is a leading retail grocer in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, operating under the names of GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets and employing nearly 30,000 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. GIANT/MARTIN’S was recently awarded the Golden Grocer Award by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its leadership in the fight against hunger. 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