We’re helping our communities enjoy a holiday meal!
Giant Food, NBC4, Monumental Sports & Entertainment, WTOP Radio, Radio One, and NBC Sports Washington were pleased to partner this month to support the 2017 Food4Families food drive to support those facing hunger and food insecurity this holiday season.
All food collected during the food drive will be donated to 5 local Feeding America food banks, including the Capital Area Food Bank. As part of our campaign, we’re donating 5,000 turkeys to local hunger relief organizations for the Thanksgiving holiday. This includes 1,000 turkeys to each of the five Feeding America Food Banks in our operating area.
This year’s food drive had a healthy focus. We were pleased to work with the Capital Area Food Bank to encourage our customers to donate high fiber, low sugar, and low sodium items, including canned vegetables and fruits, grains, hot and cold cereal and peanut butter. Thank you to all Giant customers who donated nonperishable items at their local Giant store over the past several weeks to assist our neighbors in need!
As a culmination to the food drive, our “Food 4 Families” partners have collaborated to donate 3,500 turkeys to the Capital Area Food Bank this Thanksgiving. In addition, Giant has donated a total of 7,500 turkeys to local Feeding America food banks over the past week.
Click here to watch NBC4’s coverage of our donation of 1,000 turkeys to the Capital Area Food Bank on November 21.
NBC4 also hosted an all-day food and monetary donation drive in front of the Capital One Arena where their on-air talent broadcasted live throughout the day.
In the picture: Giant going live during a Tel-a-thon Live at NBC4.
Giant closed out the Food4Families drive by hosting a collection announcement at the Capital Area Food Bank.