CARLISLE, Pa. — Giant Food Stores sent a convoy of delivery trucks from its distribution center here last week, carrying nearly 10,000 hams for distribution to 18 regional and local food banks and hunger organizations throughout the company’s four-state market area in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.
Food bank officials estimate that each of the hams will feed a family of four twice.
“We know that there are too many families who are struggling right now. As a food retailer, the fight against hunger is an effort in which we can and must help,” Sander van der Laan, president and chief executive officer of Giant, said in a release.
The ham donations, which will reach families prior to the Easter holidays, is part of Giant and Martin’s Food Markets’ “Living Here, Giving Here” charitable program.
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