Giant introduced a new reusable bag program designed to provide additional support to community partners focused on eliminating hunger, changing children’s lives and healing the planet.

The Carlisle, Cumberland County-based supermarket said the bags will rotate seasonally, each retailing for 99 cents, with 50 cents from the sale of each going back to the corresponding nonprofit partner.

“The Giant Company is committed to building healthy communities, and this new reusable bag program is just one way we are better aligning with our corporate social responsibility efforts to make an even greater impact,” said Emily Steinkamp, manager of social impact, in a statement. “Our customers have generously joined with us to support our charitable giving efforts in the past and this is another way they can help give back to their local communities, while also healing the planet by using reusable bags when they shop.”

The first bag, in stores now, benefits eight local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the communities where the company has a presence: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey; and Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville, Montour County. The program also benefits hospitals in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

In September through early next year, the reusable bag will have a hunger relief focus in support of regional food banks. In Spring 2021, customers can support Planet Bee Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on driving awareness for pollinators in local communities.

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