On the eve of Giant Food Store opening its first supermarket within the boundaries of Philadelphia at 2550 Grant Ave. Wednesday, the store presented the 8th Police District Advisory Council with a generous check for $1,000 as part of the store’s $10,000 local community gift-giving program.
Representing Chairman Harry Sonntag and the PDAC organization, Vice Chairperson Elsie Stevens accepted the donation at the store’s press conference on Tuesday at noon. accompanied by several PDAC board members and trustees.
Representing Capt. Deborah Kelly was Lt. Robert MacNeal, Sgt. Michael Colello, Community Relations Officer Rudolph Muller and several other district officers. Mayor Michael Nutter and Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers attended the ceremony, along with local dignitaries, community leaders, and Giant associates led by Rick Herring, President of Giant Food Stores.
Attendees were also treated to lunch and a sneak peek tour of the district’s latest supermarket.
The PDAC executive board and trustees graciously thank Giant Food Store for its generosity and commitment to partner with the 8th Police District Advisory Council and the other community organizations recognized today.
Elsie Stevens lives in Holme Circle and is a member of the 8th PDAC. You can read all her contributions to NEast Philly here.