Local Supermarket Raises More Than $2 Million for Feeding America

It all started back in March.

PITTSBURGH — Giant Eagle, Inc. has has been and is still taking donations to help with local food banks.

It began this year in late March, Giant Eagle had started giving shoppers the chance to help the retailer provide relief to those in need by way of a register donation campaign.

Donations can be made at all Giant Eagle, Market District and GetGo locations. Donations at store registers can be made during checkout in the amounts of $1, $2 and $5 with a place for other or higher amounts. The campaign will run indefinitely, and Giant Eagle will match donations across its operating markets up to $250,000.

“In these uncertain times it is vital that we come together to take care of one another, and we are passionate about helping our friends and neighbors feed their families,” said Laura Shapira Karet, Giant Eagle CEO and President. “I applaud the heroic efforts of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Foodbank as they work tirelessly to meet the needs of our communities.”

The Giant Eagle Foundation will donate another $250, 000 to other organizations within it’s areas of operation.

“At Giant Eagle, we are choosing to focus on all of the good being done in our communities, and are committed to playing our part in contributing to, and supporting all of the positive efforts,” Karet said.

According to Giant Eagle, They will continue taking donations at the registers and fuel pumps.