Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Giant Food Donates Over $400,000 to USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore

Elaine Rogers, President, USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (far left) and Gordon Reid, President, Giant Food of Landover, Md. (far right), celebrate the opening of the 25th Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle with Walter K. Robinson, Jr. (second from left) and William T. Fauntroy Jr. (second from right)

From our friends at Giant Food...

Record Fundraising During 25th Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle Provides Support to 450,000 Military Service Members and Their Families

For the second year, Giant, the title sponsor of the popular food and music festival, designated the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore as the event beneficiary. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the event is one of the largest and most unique food and music festivals in the country. Giant’s support of the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore and its programming began in 2011 and is a cornerstone of Giant’s community outreach initiatives.

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To learn more about the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore and its support of military service members and their families, please visit

About Giant Food:
Giant Food, LLC, headquartered in Landover, Maryland, operates 167 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 167 stores are 157 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant, please visit

About USO of Metropolitan Washington:
USO-Metro is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization chartered by Congress, and dedicated to “Serving those who serve, and their families” in Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia. It is through the generous financial support of individuals and organizations in the local community that USO-Metro is able to fulfill its mission. With the help of nearly 5,000 devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty troops and their families at area military hospitals; through its Mobile USO program; at five USO Centers, four USO airport lounges and through Operation USO Care Package. For more information, please visit

About the Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle:
Now celebrating its 25th year, the National Capital Barbecue Battle has become one of the largest and most unique food and music festivals in the country. Celebrating the art of cooking and the joy of eating, the Barbecue Battle offers residents of the Greater Washington area and throughout the east coast the chance to enjoy America’s favorite pastime right here in the Nation’s Capital. For more information on the Barbecue Battle, please visit