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Giant Food and The Salvation Army Host “Need Knows No Season” Campaign

August Promotion Prelude to Holiday Season Red Kettle Campaign


Landover, Md. (August 9, 2011) – Giant Food of Landover, Md. and The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command are together announcing a summer “Need Knows No Season” giving campaign. The Salvation Army will bring the iconic Red Kettle to 50 neighborhood Giant Food grocery stores in the Greater Washington region. Bell ringers and red kettles will be in front of select Giant stores August 12 and August 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. and August 13 and August 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In addition, Giant has announced it will support the 2011 Red Kettle Campaign this holiday season and welcome The Salvation Army in front of all 174 neighborhood Giant locations Monday through Saturday for eight hours a day. The 2011 Red Kettle Campaign will kick off on November 10, and bell ringers will begin fundraising November 11.

“Giant Food has a long history of supporting the communities we’re so privileged to serve, and we’ve been a proud partner of The Salvation Army for many of our 75 years,” said Don Sussman, interim president of Giant Food of Landover, Md. “We are proud to host the ‘Need Knows No Season’ giving campaign to benefit The Salvation Army and further their important work in our communities, especially as families and individuals continue to struggle in this difficult economic time. We’re confident the August campaign will be a success as well as a strong prelude to our 2011 holiday season partnership.”

In 2010 alone, The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command served more than 62,000 individuals by providing help and hope through a diverse range of social services. The National Capital Area Command has assisted the community by providing food for the hungry, companionship to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, opportunities for underprivileged children, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, and many more services to assist those in need.

“The Salvation Army is looking forward to partnering with Giant Food during this month’s summer giving campaign,” said Major Steve Morris, The Salvation Army’s National Capital Area Commander. “We hope our supporters will help by donating desperately needed funds, allowing the Army to provide assistance to people in need throughout the Greater Washington area. The Salvation Army is especially grateful to Giant for renewing full access to our red kettles in front of their stores for the upcoming red kettle campaign. News of this decision is truly a blessing; not only for the Army, but for the more than 62,000 people we serve throughout the year.”  

Earlier this year, in honor of Giant’s 75th anniversary, the neighborhood grocer presented The Salvation Army with $75,000 to further the work of Salvation Army divisions and corps across Giant’s operating area in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Delaware.

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 174 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 22,000 associates. Included within the 174 stores are 160 full-service pharmacies. For more information on Giant, visit www.GiantFood.com 

About The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command assisted more than 62,000 individuals last year from families living across the Greater Washington region by providing help and hope through a diverse range of social services. We offer emergency eviction and utility cut-off prevention assistance, grocery, clothing and furniture vouchers, meals for the hungry and homeless, support for the disabled, elderly and ill, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, disaster relief, transitional housing for single mothers with children and character building opportunities for youth. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in communities nationwide. To receive help or make a donation, please visit www.SalArmyDC.org or call (800)-SAL-ARMY. Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, YouTube and Picasa using keyword SalArmyDC.

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