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Food Lion Feeds Donates More than 120,000 Meals to Jump-Start Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive in the Carolinas, Delaware and Virginia
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Food Lion Feeds Donates More than 120,000 Meals to Jump-Start Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive in the Carolinas, Delaware and Virginia

Grocer Will Also Host Food Drives at Every Store to Make it Easy for
Customers to Help End Hunger in Their Communities

SALISBURY, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Food Lion Feeds has partnered with the National Association of Letter
Carriers (NALC), the United States Postal Service (USPS) and food banks
in Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina to support the
27th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 11, 2019. This
week, Food Lion will help kick off the drive in each state by donating
more than 120,000 meals total to the food banks to support local feeding
agencies in these states. Additionally, every Food Lion store is hosting
a two-week long food drive where customers can donate items purchased in
the store and not have to worry about leaving them outside on collection
day on May 11. Kellogg’s, a sponsor of the national Stamp Out Hunger
effort, is partnering with Food Lion Feeds on this year’s campaign to
help end childhood hunger.

“The warmer weather is a reminder that summer is approaching, which
means that far too many children who typically receive nutritious meals
at school will have to find another source for food,” said Emma Inman,
external communications and community relations director for Food Lion.
“We’re proud to join with our customers again this year to help end
childhood hunger and nourish the towns and cities we serve. Stamp Out
Hunger is an easy way for our customers to help eliminate some of the
difficult choices our neighbors may face.”

In an effort to help raise awareness about Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday,
May 11, Food Lion has partnered with local food banks to donate the
equivalent of 120,000 meals to jump-start the annual campaign. The
donations will benefit the following food banks:

  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (Charlotte, N.C.)
  • Lowcountry Food Bank (Charleston, S.C.)
  • Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore (Norfolk, Va.)
  • Feeding America Southwest Virginia (Roanoke, Va.)
  • Food Bank of Delaware (Newark, Del.)

Food Lion has also provided more than 10 million specially-marked Stamp
Out Hunger Food Drive grocery bags to residents in the Carolinas,
Delaware and Virginia, for residents to place their donations in for
USPS pickup on Saturday, May 11. The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive comes
at an important time for local food banks and feeding agencies in these
states, when demand peaks in the summer months as children are out of

Food Lion partners with local food banks and feeding agencies to help
raise awareness about the issue of hunger and help end hunger in its
local communities.

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 Delhaize America, a
U.S. division of Zaandam-based Royal Ahold Delhaize Group. For more
information, visit

About Stamp Out Hunger
Stamp Out Hunger is the nation’s
largest single-day food drive held on the second Saturday in May in the
United States. People are encouraged to leave their special Food Lion
Feeds Stamp Out Hunger bags containing non-perishable foods such as
canned soup; canned vegetables; canned meats and fish; pasta; peanut
butter; rice or cereal next to their mailbox before the regular mail
delivery on Saturday.


Kelly Powell

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