Community: Education & Nutrition Awareness
GIANT EAGLE BELIEVES THAT EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO OUR FUTURE. WE SUPPORT SEVERAL PROGRAMS THAT: IMPROVE EDUCATION AND NUTRITION AWARENESS IN OUR COMMUNITIES; TEACH STUDENTS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF NUTRITION; AND HELP OUR STUDENTS BECOME BETTER LEARNERS.
A GRATEFUL TEACHER
“The Giant Eagle field trip this year was awesome! The students enjoyed all the food samples, and speaking one-on-one with the staff members in each department. Thank you again for supporting nutritional education in our community.”
— Heather Hulec – North Ridgeville Summer School, North Ridgeville, Ohio
Apples for the Students
Giant Eagle has led the Apples for the Students program for 30-plus years, rewarding area schools with $1.1 million annually. This program helps schools receive monetary funding for much needed supplies, school clubs and field trips, as well as other resources and tools they need to be successful in the classroom.
Giant Eagle supports The Education Partnership, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit organization that provides teachers, parents and students with the most basic school supplies they need, including pencils, crayons, glue sticks and notebooks. Giant Eagle’s efforts include an annual customer register donation campaign that RAISED $165,000 this past year. During the 2017-2018 school year, Giant Eagle’s support will help The Education Partnership serve more than 100 area schools and 42,000-plus students.
Giant Eagle is also committed to assisting The Pittsburgh Promise in its mission to send all eligible urban youth to college or a trade school with a scholarship. Each spring, 11 Giant Eagle stores located in the city of Pittsburgh conduct a customer register donation campaign, which in 2016 garnered MORE THAN $19,000 for The Pittsburgh Promise.
Be a Smart Shopper Program
The Be A Smart Shopper program gives children from school classes, scouting troops and other groups the opportunity to tour Giant Eagle stores to learn more about food, nutrition and healthy living. During the 2016-2017 school year, 485 groups, made up of some 8,559 children and their teachers or field trip chaperones, participated. And since its inception in 1992, the Be a Smart Shopper program has served more than 570,000 Ohio and Pennsylvania families.