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Media Advisory: Giant Tiger Collects Almost 2 Tons of Food for Ottawa Food Bank

Dec 13 2012 12:00AM



OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/13/12 -- Several Ottawa area Giant Tiger stores have been collecting food donations during November and December in partnership with CTV Morning Live for the Ottawa Food Bank. The drive culminated today with the on-air announcement and live presentation of 3,671 LBS of non-perishable food items, just shy of 2 tons!

During the live morning broadcast viewers were encouraged to swing by one of 3 locations to get their last minute donations in until 10:00 a.m.

-- Giant Tiger - 2480 Walkley Road, Ottawa, ON-- Giant Tiger - 1 Stafford Road, Bells Corners, ON-- Giant Tiger - 2016 Ogilvie Road, Ottawa, ON

As part of the campaign Giant Tiger Home Office and Warehouse locations held a friendly competition to see who could collect the most non-perishable food items. Home Office narrowly beat out the Warehouse by collecting 790 LBS of food. However the true winner of the day was the Ottawa Food Bank!

About Giant Tiger:

Giant Tiger is the leading Canadian owned family discount store, providing on trend family fashions, groceries, and everyday needs at low prices that Canadians have come to love and expect. Established in 1961 in Ottawa's Byward Market, the privately held company has grown to over 200 locations across Canada and employs over 7,000 team members. The friendly local stores with the iconic yellow tiger logo are more than an affordable and convenient shopping experience for customers, they help bring communities together. Giant Tiger has a long-standing tradition of supporting surrounding communities. In 2010, Giant Tiger donated more than $2 million to more than 700 local associations across Canada. For more information about the company, please visit and, or join us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @GTboutique.

For media inquiries contact:
Giant Tiger Stores Limited
Janie Aker
Manager, Special Events and Community Involvement

Source: Marketwire

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