News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 September 1, 2005
CONTACT: Denny Hopkins
717-240-1566

   
MARTIN'S FOOD STORES ASSIST IN HURRICANE KATRINA RELIEF EFFORT
Carlisle, PA - Beginning today, Martins Food Stores will partner with the American Red Cross to raise much needed funds to assist in the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. At the check-out, customers will have the opportunity to make a $1 donation to the American Red Cross. All proceeds will go directly to aid the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina relief effort.

"The tragedy left in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is unprecedented in U.S. history," said Denny Hopkins, vice president of advertising and public relations, Giant Food Stores. "Together with the support of our customers, we look forward to helping those who have been devastated by this natural disaster."

Martin's will continue this campaign on behalf of the American Red Cross through September 17 at all of its locations. For more information on the Hurricane Katrina relief effort, visit the American Red Cross online at www.redcross.org or by calling 1-800-HELPNOW.

Giant Food Stores, LLC, headquartered in Carlisle, PA is one of the leading supermarket operations in the US and is a subsidiary of Ahold. Giant currently operates 101 stores as Giant Food Stores, 151 stores as Tops Markets and 22 stores as Martin's Food Markets. With nearly 37,000 associates Giant serves a six state market area. For more information about Giant Food Stores, visit the company's website at www.GiantFoodStores.com.

 

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