The GIANT Company today introduced a new reusable bag program designed to provide additional support to community partners focused on eliminating hunger, changing children’s lives and healing the planet. The bags will rotate seasonally, each retailing for 99 cents, with 50 cents from the sale of each going back to the corresponding nonprofit partner.
The GIANT Company is committed to building healthy communities, and this new reusable bag program is just one way we are better aligning with our corporate social responsibility efforts to make an even greater impact,” said Emily Steinkamp, manager of social impact, The GIANT Company. “Our customers have generously joined with us to support our charitable giving efforts in the past and this is another way they can help give back to their local communities, while also healing the planet by using reusable bags when they shop.”
The first bag, in stores now, benefits eight local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the communities where the company has a presence: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey, Pa., Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville, Pa., Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., University of Virginia Children’s Hospital in Charlottesville, Va., WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital, WV., Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, and Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital.
“The GIANT Company’s purpose and commitment to serve their communities is evident through their charitable efforts and year-round support,” said Clark Sweat, chief experience officer, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Supporting CMN Hospitals through their reusable bag program is not only about helping change kids’ lives but supporting the environment for a better future for all of us and on behalf of the millions of children we serve each year, we thank them for creating such an innovative way to help us provide life-saving medical care, conduct critical research and so much more to those who need it most.”
In September through early next year, the reusable bag will have a hunger relief focus in support of regional food banks. In Spring 2021, customers can support Planet Bee Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on driving awareness for pollinators in local communities.
For more details on The GIANT Company’s community purpose and its efforts around eliminating hunger, changing children’s lives and healing our planet, visit its website.