Philadelphia 76ers and the GIANT Company Support Hospital Workers and Female and Minority-Owned Local Restaurants With ‘Feeding the Frontlines’ Initiative

76ers and The GIANT Company team up to donate 2,500 meals to Philadelphia and Camden hospital workers.

Companies to support female and minority-owned restaurants through their “Off Their Plate” non-profit.

The Philadelphia 76ers and The GIANT Company announced today a joint initiative entitled, “Feeding the Frontlines,” which will provide meals to hospital workers through local restaurants. Together they will donate 2,500 meals to healthcare workers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a grantee of the Sixers Youth Foundation, as well as partner hospital Cooper University Health Care in Camden, Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia and other local healthcare providers. The companies will be donating through Off Their Plate, a grassroots organization that delivers nutritious meals to frontline healthcare professionals, while providing economic relief to local restaurants and their workers, with a focus on female and minority-owned restaurants.

“We are grateful to The GIANT Company for joining us in our mission to support both our healthcare heroes who tirelessly serve the community day and night, as well as the local restaurants which continue to prepare and provide meals in the most challenging of times,” said Philadelphia 76ers Chief Marketing Officer Katie O’Reilly. “We hope our efforts will continue to fuel the heroism in our city and inspire others to support those who need it most.”

“Our team at Cooper has been working tirelessly preparing, responding, and caring for COVID-19 patients, and we thank the 76ers and The GIANT Company for their generosity of providing meals for our team members,” said Kevin O’Dowd, Co-CEO of Cooper.

Off Their Plate’s Philadelphia chapter works primarily with female and minority-owned restaurants, some of which are in the city’s hardest hit areas. The restaurants they are partnering with in Philadelphia include Baology, Cafe Ynez, Sate Kampar, El Merkury, Walnut Street Café, Hardena, Cadence, Los Cuatro Soles, Rex 1516 and Mexico Lindo Y Que Rico. Each donation will directly support restaurants by providing economic relief for workers and the food cost for each donated meal.

“As the pandemic continues to impact small businesses, especially restaurants, The GIANT Company remains committed to doing its part to support our local communities and economies,” said Matt Simon, Vice President, Marketing and Growth Initiatives, THE GIANT Company. “We know that for these businesses and their employees, every meal served makes a difference. By partnering with the 76ers, we are proud to support local restaurants in their time of need and provide delicious meals to our healthcare heroes as a small token of our appreciation for their ongoing commitment to the health of our community.”

Meal delivery schedule:

Monday, June 8
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (11 a.m. – noon)             
Roberts Center (11 a.m. – noon)             
Temple University Hospital (11 a.m. – noon)             

Tuesday, June 9
Cooper University Health Care (10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
Roberts Center (11 a.m. – noon)

Wednesday, June 10
Temple University Hospital (11 a.m. – noon)
Cooper University Health Care (10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)

ABOUT THE GIANT COMPANY:
Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pa., The GIANT Company is passionate about connecting families and creating healthier communities. As an omni-channel retailer, The GIANT Company proudly serves millions of neighbors across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. With more than 33,000 talented team members supporting nearly 190 stores, 132 pharmacies, 105 fuel stations, and over 130 online pickup hubs and grocery delivery service in hundreds of zip codes, The GIANT Company is changing the customer experience and creating an impact in local communities for a better future. The GIANT Food Stores family of brands includes GIANT, MARTIN’S, GIANT Heirloom Market, GIANT Direct and MARTIN’S Direct. GIANT Food Stores is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA. For more information, visit the GIANT or MARTIN’S websites.

 ABOUT THE PHILADELPHIA 76ERS:
The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the most storied franchises in the National Basketball Association, having won three World Championships, earning nine trips to The Finals and making 49 playoff appearances over 70 seasons. The Philadelphia 76ers organization is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.

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Contact:
Molly Mita
Director, Communications
The Philadelphia 76ers
mollymita@76ers.com
484.433.7777

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