One GIANT Thanks!
GIANT Food Stores has been a committed partner to Second Harvest and the people we serve for many years. GIANT is a leading donor of food and funds, and a true champion in the fight to end hunger. Without GIANT’s support, our ability to offer fresh milk, produce, and lean proteins to families in need, distribute backpacks of food to at-risk kids, provide meals to families during the holidays, and offer nutrition education and cooking classes would be tremendously impacted.
Thanks to GIANT, we are now providing weekend supplies of food to over 800 at-risk kids each week through our Backpack Buddies program and we have reached more than 800 families through our pantry nutrition program.
GIANT’s donation of a consistent line of credit has allowed us to purchase ample supplies of fresh groceries for our Cooking Matters nutrition education program, where participants learn about nutrition and learn to cook delicious, nutritious meals on a budget. At the end of each course, participants take home enough groceries to recreate the meals at home.
GIANT’s Meet the Need program has provided more than one million pounds of fresh meat to Second Harvest since GIANT started the program in 2012. Meat is the number one item requested by our participants and it is rarely donated. GIANT is the top retail meat donor to Second Harvest.
GIANT employees have spent time volunteering with us in our warehouse, helping to assemble backpacks of food for children, pack food boxes for seniors, and sort food donations. We are thankful for our partnership with GIANT Food Stores!
About the Award
The Second Harvest Corporate Mission Partner Award is presented to a local business, corporation, or corporate foundation that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to eliminating hunger in our community through direct support and through the encouragement and motivation of others to help make the community a healthier place.
The Corporate Mission Partner Award recipient is a true leader in the mission to build a healthier, stronger Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania.