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Giant-Landover marks Hunger Action Month with food boxes, meat donations


LANDOVER Md. — Ahold USA banner Giant Food of Landover, Md., is marking Hunger Action Month in September with a food-collection program.

Hunger Action Month boxes will be available for purchase at all of the banner's 169 stores for $10, containing eight Giant brand non-perishable foot items like pasta, sauce, canned chicken, noodles, canned fruit and more. The boxes will be donated to Feeding America food bank partners, including Capital Area Food Bank, Maryland Food Bank, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Fredericksburg Area Food Bank and Food Bank of Delaware.

The chain is also launching a meat-donation program, in which packaged meat that has not been purchased by the posted sell-by date will be frozen and stored for bi-weekly pickup by food banks.

"Hunger Action Month is a very meaningful time for Giant associates," Giant-Landover president Anthony Hucker said. "The depth of our relationships with our food bank partners — relationships that in many cases are decades strong — is a testament to our commitment in helping relieve some of the strain many in our community have putting food on the table."

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