Giant Shoppers Designate $2M to Local Schools

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food of Landover, Md., announced it raised nearly $2 million for local schools in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Delaware as a result of its 2010-2011 A+ School Rewards program.

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food of Landover, Md., announced it raised nearly $2 million for local schools in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Delaware as a result of its 2010-2011 A+ School Rewards program.

A+ School Rewards program links shoppers' purchases though the Giant Food loyalty card to fund school programs and enrichment activities. Giant customers can designate up to three schools to benefit from their purchases.

Since 1989, Giant has awarded more than $83 million to schools across the Mid-Atlantic region through A+. Giant spokesman Jamie Miller said the A+ program stands out not only in supporting education and communities but also as a cornerstone to the company’s 75th anniversary year. More than 2,200 local schools have benefited from program funding, he said in a prepared statement.