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Penn-Delco accepts donation

Penn-Delco School District has received a donation of $11,884.54 to help fight food insecurity among students. The money was raised during The GIANT Company’s Feeding School Kids initiative. Together, with the help of its customers, The GIANT Company raised more than $3.3 million to address the issue of childhood hunger throughout local public school districts in the communities it serves across four states. 

From Jan 4. through Feb. 28, customers at GIANT, MARTIN’S and GIANT Heirloom Market stores were invited to round up their grocery purchase to the nearest dollar or convert their CHOICE points into a donation for their local public schools’ food programs. The GIANT Company matched the first $1.5 million donated by customers. Through the Feeding School Kids initiative, school districts will be able to use the funds to support meal programs such as covering outstanding student meal debt, expanding food distribution programs, creating on-campus food pantries, and supplying extra weekend meals.

Aston Giant Store Manager Courtney Zaleski joined Penn-Delco Superintendent Dr. George Steinhoff and the cafeteria staff at Sun Valley High School on May 20, 2021 to formally accept the donation. As the cafeteria staff applauded, Dr. Steinhoff expressed his thanks for the generosity of the community and The GIANT Company.

“We were thrilled to learn of this grant from The Giant Company which will be quickly put to good use. Funding such as this goes directly towards helping our students and shows the tremendous community support that exists for our students well-being. I am grateful for the generosity of Giant and their customers”.

Funds donated by customers benefit the local school district in the community in which they are given and The GIANT Company’s matching funds are awarded based on need, as determined by the number of students in the district that receive free or reduced meals.

“At The GIANT Company, we’re committed to doing all that we can to eliminate hunger and changing children’s lives,” said Jessica Groves, manager of social impact, The GIANT Company. “Thanks to the generosity of our customers, our Feeding School Kids initiative will directly impact our local school food programs, helping to build strong, healthy students, in turn strengthening their families and communities.”

For more information on The GIANT Company’s Feeding School Kids initiative and a complete list of participating schools and amounts received, visit giantfoodstores.com/pages/our-purpose.