LANDOVER, MD. - Giant Food is donating $2 million worth of toilet paper and hand sanitizer valued to eleven local nonprofit organizations in the areas the retailer serves. 

"Our nonprofit partners continue to see a high demand for essential supplies such as toilet paper and hand sanitizer as the coronavirus crisis continues to put many under extraordinary pressure," said Ira Kress, president of Giant Food. "It's important for us to do all that we can as a neighbor to serve our communities and we are humbled to be able to support our nonprofit partners with monetary and supply donations during this time." 

The grocer’s "Lend a Hand for Hunger" Holiday Program in 2020 also raised over $550,000. The campaign gave customers an opportunity to get involved in supporting their neighbors during the holiday season by rounding up their change on their in-store purchases to the nearest dollar amount at checkout. The donations have been distributed to Giant's five area food bank partners. 

"USO-Metro is humbled to receive such a generous and impactful donation from our partners at Giant Food,” said Elaine Rogers, chief executive officer of the USO-Metro, a recipient of Giant’s donations. “While the pandemic has taken a toll on everyone this year, we are especially grateful to be able to offer in-kind goods to our local military community who have been impacted by COVID-19. This donation could not have come at a better time, and we can't thank Giant Food enough for their longstanding partnership with our USO and their commitment to give back to our service members."