Giant Tiger supports local food banks with $35,000 donation

Giant Tiger supports local food banks with $35,000 donation

 

Helping local families in communities across Canada

OTTAWA, 2017-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — This holiday season, Giant Tiger stores are committed to fighting hunger with a donation of $35,000 to local food banks in many of the communities it calls home.

“Community giving is not just what we do at Giant Tiger, it’s an integral part of our company DNA,” says Thomas Haig, President and COO, Giant Tiger Stores Limited. “With the holiday season being a particularly busy time for food banks, it is important for our stores to give back so that all members of the community have access to safe and nutritious food.”

According to Food Banks Canada, 13 per cent of Canadians live in a state of food uncertainty. Each month, over 850,000 people turn to food banks for help; more than one-third are children and youth.

“Donating to food banks is just one of the over 1,200 community initiatives that our stores support,” says Mr. Haig. “The local impact our donations have is something we are particularly proud of.”

About Giant Tiger
Giant Tiger is the leading Canadian owned family discount store, committed to providing on-trend family fashions, groceries and everyday household needs. Known as Canada’s best-kept secret, the privately held company has over 240 locations across Canada and employs over 8,000 team members. You can also shop online at gianttiger.com. All Giant Tiger locations are locally owned or operated by a team member who knows the community. The friendly stores with the iconic yellow logo are not only where Canadians shop more and spend less, but also are proud to be known as retailer of choice. #foryouforless #GTcommunityproud #GTCanadaproud

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SOURCE: Giant Tiger Stores Limited

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Commissary customers and employees donated nearly million pounds of food and other needed items to local food banks and charities during the annual Feds Feed Families campaign

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-10-10— /EPR Retail News/ — Commissary customers and employees donated nearly a million pounds of food and other needed items to local food banks and charitable organizations during the annual Feds Feed Families campaign, June 1-Sept. 12.

“Our customers and employees continue to support this program in an even bigger way every year,” said DeCA Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu. “I’m so proud of their generosity and community spirit.”

Reflecting a 23 percent increase over last year’s donations, commissaries served as collection points on their installations for 960,950 pounds of goods. That amount reflects 30 percent of total Defense Department donations. DeCA locations have collected 30-40 percent of all DOD donations each year since 2011.

In 2013, nearly 740,000 pounds of grocery items were collected and donated through commissary collection points.

Commissaries traditionally develop donation packages, enabling busy customers to purchase a package and drop it in a donation bin as they leave the store.

Naval Station Mayport Commissary, Fla., led the way in donations for 2014, collecting more than 42,686 pounds. Barksdale Air Force Base Commissary, La., more than doubled last year’s 9,681 pounds in donations to nearly 22,000 pounds this year.

“Our patrons here are very supportive of this worthwhile cause,” said Barksdale Assistant Store Director Patricia Wilde.

NOTE: To see a photo and graphic related to Feds Feed Families, please visit our Flickr page.

About DeCA: The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. Shoppers save an average of more than 30 percent on their purchases compared to commercial prices – savings amounting to thousands of dollars annually. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America’s military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.

Media Contact:
Kevin L. Robinson
(804) 734-8000, Ext. 4-8773
kevin.robinson@deca.mil

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Commissary customers and employees donated nearly million pounds of food and other needed items to local food banks and charities during the annual Feds Feed Families campaign

Commissary customers and employees donated nearly million pounds of food and other needed items to local food banks and charities during the annual Feds Feed Families campaign