press release

July 5, 2012

Christopher Brand
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Richmond, VA – To help assist those in need throughout Central Virginia, MARTIN’S Food Markets was a proud supporter of the Salvation Army’s recent Donuts of Hope: A Dough- Raising Event. During the in-store campaign, MARTIN’S donated 25 cents of every donut sold at its stores in the Richmond region from May 27-June 2, resulting in a contribution of $4,225. In addition, MARTIN’S matched the contribution for a total donation to the Salvation Army of $8,450.

“The first Donuts of Hope campaign was a great success in our MARTIN’S stores and we were more than happy to match what was raised to provide even more funding to the Salvation Army to assist with programs right here in our local community,” said Jim Scanlon, regional vice president.

"The Salvation Army is once again grateful to MARTIN’S and their customers for supporting our efforts to change lives in Central Virginia,” said Jeff Baldwin, public relations director of the Salvation Army, Central Virginia Area Command. “With MARTIN’S wonderful support of Donuts of Hope, and the generosity of so many, nearly $60,000 total has been raised to benefit our programs; programs that provide hope to thousands of individuals right here in this community."

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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 and