Featured Donor | Giant Eagle

By June 1, 2017August 4th, 2022Food Donors

Hear from Giant Eagle about why ending #foodwaste and #hunger is so important!

Why is redirecting surplus food important to Giant Eagle?

For more than 85 years Giant Eagle has been dedicated to giving back to the communities it serves, and as a food retailer, supporting hunger relief initiatives is a top priority. Giant Eagle provides more than six million meals to area food banks each year, and works with food banks within the Feeding America network to donate thousands of products to local pantries, cupboards and shelters.

What value has 412 Food Rescue provided to Giant Eagle?

412 Food Rescue’s ability to operate in real time to transport food to shelters for immediate consumption has enabled Giant Eagle to donate products that traditional food banks and pantries cannot accommodate, like items from the bakery and prepared food departments.

If you could give someone one reason to volunteer with 412 Food Rescue, what would it be?

The dedication of 412 Food Rescue volunteers is a key factor in making the organization’s unique real-time collection model work. When people volunteer with 412 Food Rescue they are not only helping to mitigate food waste, but also making a positive impact on the food shelters and the community at large.