(WTAJ) – As part of its Feeding School Kids initiative, The GIANT Company is helping to eliminate hunger in local public school districts.

From Friday, January 20 through Monday, January 30, customers can participate in Fill a Plate, a non-perishable food drive to benefit local public school hunger relief programs, by dropping off items at their GIANT, MARTIN’S or local GIANT Heirloom. Market store.

Suggested non-perishable donated items include:

  • canned fruits
  • canned vegetables
  • canned tuna and chicken
  • cereal
  • granola bars
  • fruit snacks and related items

Donation bins can be found at the front of each store near customer service. All GIANT, MARTIN’S and GIANT Heirloom Market stores will participate in the Feeding School Kids initiative.

Now through February 28, GIANT, MARTIN’S and GIANT Heirloom Market store customers are invited to round up their grocery purchases to the nearest dollar or convert their CHOICE points into a donation to their public school district’s food programs. local.

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Funds have helped school districts support meal programs and address food insecurity, from providing weekend backpacks of food to paying off outstanding student lunch debt to building food pantries in The Campus.