SALISBURY, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation recently announced it is
donating $315,000 to fund local hunger-relief initiatives through 18
regional food bank partners and its national hunger-relief partner,
Feeding America®. The Foundation is donating $165,000 for
child hunger programs, and $150,000 for innovative, military-focused
hunger-relief initiatives. The announcement was made at Food Lion Feeds’ fourth
annual “Feedy’s” awards this week to honor food banks, community
leaders and Food Lion associates who share the company’s commitment to
ending hunger in the towns and cities Food Lion serves.
“The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation proudly partners with Food
Lion Feeds to fund programs across our footprint supporting our
hunger-relief mission,” said Adam Bass, president of the Food Lion Feeds
Charitable Foundation. “This year, as every year, we were so humbled to
see and support the amazing work these community partners are doing to
serve those in need in our towns and cities.”
Child Hunger Grants
Feeding America will receive a $165,000 grant from the foundation to
focus on child hunger and fund the following member food banks, each
- America Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia (Savannah, Ga.)
- Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (Charlottesville, Va.)
- Chattanooga Area Food Bank (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
- Feeding America Southwest Virginia (Roanoke, Va.)
- Food Bank of Delaware (Newark, Del.)
- Foodbank of Southeast Virginia & the Eastern Shore (Norfolk, Va.)
- Fredericksburg Area Food Bank (Fredericksburg, Va.)
- Harvest Hope Food Bank (Columbia, S.C.)
- Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (Raleigh, N.C.)
- Lowcountry Food Bank (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
- MANNA Foodbank (Asheville, N.C.)
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (Charlotte, N.C.)
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest N.C. (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
- Virginia Peninsula Foodbank (Hampton, Va.)
$90,000 to Lowcountry Food Bank for their pilot program to fight
Veteran Hunger in Coastal South Carolina. Through this program, the
food bank will be addressing systemic issues and barriers for homeless
$50,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee for their
pilot program, Veterans Serving Veterans. Through this program, the
food bank will open eight new stationary food pantries at military and
veterans’ organizations in eight counties in northeast Tennessee.
$10,000 to the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank to expand their military
pantry distributions. Through this program, the food bank will be
starting pantry distributions on an active military base, the first
and only one of its kind.
Since its founding, the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation has
donated more than $12 million to support hunger-relief and nutrition
education programs, including more than $4.7 million to Feeding America
member food banks and United Way agencies who are critical partners in
ending hunger in the towns and cities Food Lion serves across its
10-state operating area.
Food Lion launched Food Lion Feeds, its hunger-relief platform, in 2014
with a commitment to donating 500 million meals by the end of 2020. To
learn more about Food Lion Feeds, visit www.foodlion.com/feeds.
About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, has more than 1,000
stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than
63,000 associates. By leveraging its longstanding heritage of low prices
and convenient locations, Food Lion is working to own the easiest full
shop grocery experience in the Southeast, anchored by a strong
commitment to affordability, freshness and the communities it serves.
Through Food Lion Feeds, the company has committed to provide 500
million meals to individuals and families in need by the end of 2020.
Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of
Zaandam-based Royal Ahold Delhaize Group. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.