This year Giant Food is celebrating their 75th anniversary and USO of Metropolitan Washington is celebrating their 70th anniversary. These two organizations partnered up for a giving campaign during the month of March to support local military families.
From March 4 until March 25, Giant Food customers had the opportunity to donate $1, $3, or $5 at the register, as well as bring non-perishable food items to stock the USO Food Pantry.
Today at the USO Warehouse at Fort Belvoir, Jamie Miller, the Pubic and Community Relations Manager of Giant Food presented USO a large check as well as a truckload of food that held over 9,000 pounds of non-perishables. In addition, Giant delivered hundreds of handmade cards for the troops to include in the care packages made by Giant customers and local elementary students.
The community response was overwhelming. “This far exceeded out expectations,” said Miller.