Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets officially marked its 90th anniversary with a special celebration in hometown Carlisle, PA. Giant marked the culmination of 90 days of giving throughout the grocer’s local communities with a $9,000 donation to Project SHARE, an interfaith, non-profit cooperative effort, based in Carlisle, created to meet the needs of the hungry by providing supplementary food and nutritional education on a monthly basis.

Giant Carlisle President Rick Herring said, Giant/Martin's 90 days of giving expanded on the company’s “Living Here, Giving Here” community support program throughout the various communities they serve. The company awarded a total of $81,000 nine regional food bank partners. In addition, each of the company’s 200 stores conducted at least one random act of kindness throughout the summer and into the early fall. These acts, focused on helping eradicate hunger, improving the lives of children or building healthy communities, varied by community.

Giant/Martin's was founded in 1923 when David Javitch opened a two-man butcher shop called the Carlisle Meat Market in Central Pennsylvania. More than a decade later, Javitch purchased a store in Lewistown, PA naming it the Giant Shopping Food Center and introduced a new concept – dry goods and perishables under one roof. Today Giant operates 200 grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia and employing approximately 31,000 associates