Through April 11, customers can help provide food to those in need by tearing off a $1, $5 or $10 coupon at the cash register at any Giant Eagle location in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. The donation will be added to their grocery bill. Non-perishable food items may also be placed in designated bins at the front of the stores.
“Giant Eagle stores in our community set a record last year, raising $83,699 through Check Out Hunger coupons. We simply could not do what we do without the support of great friends like Giant Eagle that support the Food Bank year-round,” said Michael Iberis, executive director, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley. In 2014, the funds raised by Supermarket Sponsor, Giant Eagle, provided 502,154 meals to people right here in the Mahoning Valley.
Walgreens locations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties, and Salem, and all Sparkle Markets are also participating featuring the Check Out Hunger donation coupons.
Harvest for Hunger is one of the largest annual, community-wide food and funds drives in the nation, and takes place in 21 counties in northeast Ohio during March and April. The campaign is a collaborative effort of four food banks, including Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, and Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio.
All funds raised and food collected in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties will remain in our communities to feed our friends and neighbors. The 2015 Harvest for Hunger sponsors are: Giant Eagle, 21 WFMJ & WBCB, The Vindicator, Cumulus Radio Stations Y-103, K105 and HOT 101, and UFCW Local 880.