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Giant donation helps put food on Thanksgiving dinner tables

Company gave 500 turkeys, $5K to Berks food bank

Giant donation helps put food on...

SPRING TWP., Pa. - Hundreds of families in Berks, Schuylkill, and western Montgomery counties will have a happier Thanksgiving, thanks to Giant Food Stores.

"They're all looking for turkeys," said Peg Bianca, the food bank's executive director. "They all want to do that holiday meal, something extra special for the people who struggle every day to put food on their tables."

That's where Giant comes in. The Carlisle-based grocery store chain donated 500 turkeys to the Greater Berks Food Bank on Thursday. The food bank said the turkeys will be distributed to programs and shelters that help feed the hungry.

"Thanksgiving is a time for celebration... but when you don't have the money for the food, you know, that's one worry, so having a home-cooked meal on Thanksgiving takes that one worry away and you can enjoy yourself," said Samantha Krepps, Giant's public relations and community relations manager

Giant also gave the food bank a check for $5,000 for all those Thanksgiving sides like stuffing, mashed potatoes and corn.

The donation is part of Giant's "Feeding Our Neighbors Every Day" campaign, which will provide 1.6 million meals in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.


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