““We are so grateful to primary sponsors, Citadel Credit Union and Giordano Garden Groceries, whose support enabled us to transform our campus into an enchanted place…so that everyone could enjoy the festival in a safe way,” said Dominique Bernardo, CEO of Variety – the Children’s Charity of the Delaware Valley.”
Times-Herald, 10/13/20

“For each We Are Philly tee shirt sold, $10 of the proceeds are used to purchase a care package of food from Giordano Garden Groceries valued at $18. Those packages are then given to a local Philadelphian in need.”
95.6 TDY Radio, 8/21/2020

“The thing that kept us going was the positivity. We have so many nonprofits calling us. We have women in their neighborhoods putting drops together. When we hear the stories of what they are doing, it’s really motivating. It’s inspiring everybody here.”
Edible Philly, 7/15/2020

“’I can’t brag enough about their products,’ said Agnes Muto, a resident at CHCS’s St. John Neumann Place in South Philadelphia. ‘Beautiful, fresh, number one — top notch!’”, 7/6/2020

“CHCS has provided nearly 187 care packages of fresh food items to residents of its four affordable senior housing communities as well as 65 clients of its In-Home Support Program. Each “Fresh Essentials” box distributed includes a variety of nourishing fruits, vegetables, and dairy. In addition to this relief effort, Giordano’s Garden Groceries has been making deliveries on behalf of CHCS to older adults who have a financial need and no resource to provide shopping assistance during this time.”, 6/24/2020

“When Rob reached out to me he had this amazing idea, you know he found out that we had started altering the boxes for different groups, school districts were ordering hundreds at a time, church groups, and food pantries, so we started altering from our original box and Rob had the idea, ‘why don’t we sell a shirt and then give this to someone in need in the city’ and that’s when the city jumped in and took it from there”
Fox29, Summer 2020

“‘When I was a kid and working for my family in the Italian market, we always delivered to people’s homes, especially the elderly and shut-ins.’
The boxes have been tremendously popular with customers. They’ve sold over 40,000 and counting.”

6ABC, 6/16/2020

“‘As we are all too familiar, COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the restaurant industry as well as our city as a whole,’ states the website. ‘Our campaign is to get food into the hands of those who have felt these effects, whether they work in our industry, teach our children, work for the city or are just our neighbors in need.‘”
PhillyVoice, 5/25/2020

“Giordano Garden Groceries: delivery available to … Philadelphia and South Jersey; delivery fees vary per zip code…. $35 box of mixed produce and dairy”
Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/6/2020

“One of the best deals in town comes from this produce wholesaler now delivering direct to consumers. Giordano’s “fresh essentials” box includes a generous amount of fresh fruit, vegetables, and dairy for just $35 including delivery.”
Eater Philly, 4/23/2020

“Giordano’s, normally a wholesaler to restaurants, has repacked food into individual cartons for sale directly to consumers.”
Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/22/2020

“’We made over 700 boxes yesterday. If we could, if I have the facility to do 1,500 a day, we would be doing 1,500 boxes a day,’ said Giordano. He has retained most of his company’s 60 employees to pack the boxes, which he says do not generate profits, but are generating goodwill.
‘It’s not so much about the money right now,’ he said. ‘People are going to remember it.’”

Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/21/2020

“Right now, family-owned Giordano Garden Groceries is offering what they’re calling the “Fresh Essentials” Box which includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, seeds, eggs, and whole milk, for order or pickup for $35.”
Philadelphia Magazine, 4/6/2020

“…One or two of those fresh blueberries… its gonna be like a burst of summer in your mouth, it’s all about the Jersey Fresh blueberries”
Fox29, 6/27/19