Carroll County Public Schools has been awarded $29,491.91 through the Giant Feeding School Kids Program. The funds will be used to enhance and promote the summer meals program throughout the county.
From January 4 through February 28, 2021, customers at GIANT, MARTIN’S, and GIANT Heirloom Market stores were invited to round up their grocery purchase to the nearest dollar or convert their CHOICE points into a donation for their local public schools’ food programs. The GIANT Company matched the first $1.5 million donated by customers for a total of $3.3 million raised. Monies contributed by customers remained in their communities. Matching funds from The GIANT Company were distributed to communities based on greatest need.
Through the Feeding School Kids initiative, school districts will be able to use the funds to support meal programs such as covering outstanding student meal debt, expanding food distribution programs, creating on-campus food pantries, and supplying extra weekend meals.