Giant Eagle is partnering with local community organizations to support pollinator education and health in our own backyard. Guests can purchase one of our exclusive It Takes a Hive to Thrive™ reusable tote bags to help us support local pollinator sustainability efforts. For each bag sold, we’ll donate $1 to an organization in the area where that bag is purchased:
Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden
This is especially true of the native and honey bee populations. Food supply is threatened every year by pesticide use, leading to the decline of our pollinators.
Giant Eagle recognizes that a variety of chemicals negatively impact pollinators, with the notable inclusion of the neonicotinoid and organophosphate families of pesticides. We're extremely proud that all our live plant suppliers are neonicotinoid - and glyphosate-free and that we no longer sell home gardening products that contain these toxic chemicals. Additionally, our company utilizes several community partnerships and unique product offerings to promote healthy pollination throughout our communities.