Donation to APD DARE Program

FOR RELEASE August 20, 2012

Program Specialist – Public Information
Rosemary Hinkle    215-887-4954

Giant Food Stores Present $1,000 to Abington Police DARE Program

On the occasion of opening two new Giant Food Stores in Abington Township, Giant officials who were on hand for ribbon cutting ceremonies in Huntingdon Valley and Roslyn presented the Abington Township Police Department with two $500 checks to help fund its DARE (Drug Awareness and Resistance Education) program.  Giant recently acquired the Huntingdon Valley and Roslyn Genuardi’s food stores, spent a week and a half converting each facility, and then held grand openings.

Abington DARE Officers are especially grateful to Giant Food Stores for this partnership in helping to make a difference in the lives of the community’s young people.  Each year, Abington’s DARE program serves 600-700 Abington Township public, private, and parochial elementary school children as well as students in four 7th grades and one high school.  With recent cuts in state grants for DARE, the Abington Township Police have had to find alternate sources of funding to keep this vital program going.

dare_giant_2012 Present at the Roslyn Giant Food Store ribbon cutting ceremony are Abington Township Ward 14 Commissioner Lori Schreiber (left), Abington Lt. Mike Gallagher and Ofc. Drew Kent who received a $500 check for Abington DARE from Giant Food Store employees Meat Manager Tim McGrath, Assistant Store Manager Rob Davis, Non-Perishable Manager Frank Testa who is preparing to cut the ribbon, and Deli Manager Marcus Kennedy.