press release

September 18, 2012

Christopher Brand
[email protected]


“Drug take-back” collection scheduled for September 29 at 37 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 participate in the national “drug take-back” initiative on Saturday, September 29. Expired and unwanted medications can be brought into one of 37 participating GIANT/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.

“GIANT/MARTIN’S is proud to once again partner with the DEA and local law enforcement agencies this year to provide a safe place in the community where customers can properly dispose of unwanted or expired prescription and over-the¬counter medications,” said Leigh Shirley, director of pharmacy operations. “Our medication take-back day earlier this year resulted in the collection of nearly three tons of unwanted medications and we urge customers to clean out their medicine cabinets for this fall disposal drive.”

There is no cost to participants and customers will not receive refunds. Personal information (for example, names and addresses) should be crossed out or removed. No sharps or syringes will be accepted.

The following GIANT stores in Pennsylvania are participating in the September 29th collection drive:

  • 3015 W Emmaus Avenue, Allentown
  • 3926 Linden Street, Bethlehem
  • 1760 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell
  • 2910 Springfield Road, Broomall
  • 4275 County Line Road, Chalfont
  • 216 E. Fairmount Street, Coopersburg
  • 1550 N. Main Street, Dickson City
  • 2130 Palomino Road, Dover
  • 301 Town Center Boulevard, Easton
  • 1276 S. Market Street, Elizabethtown
  • 310 East Penn Drive, Enola
  • 173 Holly Road, Gilbertsville
  • 801 Baltimore Street, Hanover
  • 455 Eisenhower Drive, Hanover
  • 5074 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg
  • 2300 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg
  • 70 S. Locust Street, Hazleton
  • 314 Horsham Road, Horsham
  • 350 Scarlet Road, Kennett Square
  • 4001 New Falls Road, Levittown
  • 200 S. Dorcas Street, Lewistown
  • 5301 Simpson Ferry Road, Mechanicsburg
  • 1201 Knapp Road, Montgomery
  • 6542 E. Logan Square, New Hope
  • 859 Nazareth Pike, Northampton
  • 2641 Shillington Road, Reading
  • 3175 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion
  • 600 E. Lancaster Avenue, Shillington
  • 255 Northland Center, State College
  • 720 W. Street Road, Warminster
  • 1393 Dilwothtown Crossing, West Chester
  • 2104 Van Reed Road, West Lawn
  • 315 York Road, Willow Grove
  • 275 Pauline Drive, York

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

  • 200 E. Chestnut Avenue, Altoona, PA
  • 240 Elizabeth Drive, Stephens City, VA
  • 200 Rivendell Court, Winchester, VA

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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 Find us on Facebook at and