The grocer Giant Food has partnered with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to collect toys for underprivileged children at area Giant stores.
Giant, based in Landover, Md., also donated $25,000 this week to support children in need across the mid-Atlantic region. Toys will be collected at 170 Giant stores throughout the holiday season, including the Giant in McLean, located at 1454 Chain Bridge Road.
This year marks the second year of a partnership between the two organizations.
The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not-for-profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Now in its 65th year, Toys for Tots provides gifts to less fortunate children during the Christmas season.