Since our founding 85 years ago, we have worked toward these aspirations.
- Be a better place to work
- Be a better place to shop
- Be a better neighbor
You can read about some of the ways we live up to these aspirations in our Better Neighbor Report. We offer it here as part of our effort to bring new levels of transparency to our work and deeds in our communities.
Fighting Food Insecurity
Meat the Needs
One of the greatest challenges in the fight against food insecurity is ensuring that those in need receive enough protein to fulfill the requirements of a balanced diet. Our Meat the Needs program tackles this challenge head-on by donating more than 2 million pounds of meat to regional food banks to date.
These hand-picked care packages contain balanced selections of essential food items for direct donation to local food banks. In 2019, Giant, on behalf of our customers, donated over 60,000 Hunger Boxes to all five Feeding America food banks in our region.
Giant Community Bag
By purchasing a Giant Community reusable shopping bag ($2.50 and available at registers and bag racks in each store), customers can direct a $1 donation to a local nonprofit.
Improving The Lives Of Children
Pediatric Cancer Research
In 2005, Giant launched its Pediatric Cancer Research Campaign with the goal of making a difference in the fight against childhood cancer. Since then, we’ve raised more than $23 million to support cancer research and treatment at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and the Children’s Cancer Foundation.
Little League Baseball
Children who eat well and live an active lifestyle have a better chance at life-long health. That’s why Giant sponsors over 2000 little league baseball teams in the region with the goal of getting kids outside and active. In partnership with Ripken Baseball, Giant also hosts a ‘Healthy Kids Summit’ for children in the summer