The Giant Company has launched an emergency grant program to aid small businesses in Pennsylvania that are part of the state’s food supply chain impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, writes Russell Redman for the Supermarket News.
The company has provided $250,000 in funding for the program that is being coordinated in partnership with Team Pennsylvania.
The funds will go to support farms, food processors, and other small food businesses that have been hard-hit by the COVID-19 crisis.
Companies that employ 250 or fewer people that are involved in growing, making, or processing food in Pennsylvania are eligible. The maximum award is $15,000 per business.
“As Pennsylvania’s second-largest private employer, and as a company that has been able to continue operating during the coronavirus pandemic,
The Giant Company has a responsibility to help mitigate the economic impact in the commonwealth,” said President Nicholas Bertram.
He added that men and women who are part of the food supply chain across the state are instrumental in feeding Pennsylvanians, “and we want to do our part to help them in their time of need.”
Applications are being accepted through April 24 online by Team Pennsylvania.
Read more about the grant program at the Supermarket News by clicking here.