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GIANT Company’s Feeding School Kids Round Up Program Provides Donation to ACPS


Allegany County Public Schools is excited to be the recipient of The GIANT Company’s Feeding School Kids Round Up program again this year. Through this program, The GIANT Company and community members who shop at GIANT, MARTIN’S and GIANT Heirloom Market Stores, help support school districts in addressing childhood hunger throughout their local community.

“Both the LaVale and Cumberland stores are honored to play an active role in our community by partnering with ACPS to fight hunger,” says Dalene Bonham, LaVale Store Manager. “Our community really came together to support the kids during this year’s campaign.”

Shoppers have three options to provide donation money to their local public schools’ food programs from January 1st through March 31st. They can round up their purchases to the nearest dollar at the register. They can also choose to convert their CHOICE points (or gas reward points) into a donation instead of taking that amount off of their purchases. In-store vendor promotions also serve as a source of donation, where purchases on certain items, the money go towards the donation, and the company matches the funds. The GIANT Company matches all customer donations up to $250,000.

"We appreciate our local Martin’s stores and their continued support of this program,” says Larry McKenzie, Chief Financial Officer. “They are great partners in education, for our students and our."

Through the last three years, The GIANT Company and its customers have donated more than $6.1 million. School districts that receive donated funds, are able to use them 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.

“ACPS is grateful to The GIANT Company for their ongoing support of the relationship between our local Martin’s stores and our schools,” says Jeffrey Blank, Superintendent. “We also appreciate the community for their yearly participation in this program.”


Pictured from left to right: Tia Winters, Store Employment Associate; Todd Lutton, Supervisor of Food and Nutrition Services; Stacie Diehl, Cumberland Store Manager; Dalene Bonham, LaVale Store Manager; Jeffrey Blank, Superintendent of Schools; and Larry McKenzie, Chief Financial Officer