SALISBURY, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Food Lion Feeds held its 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 event was attended by more than 150 Food Lion leaders,
community partners and Food Lion associates at its corporate
headquarters in Salisbury, N.C.
“At Food Lion, we’re proud of our commitment to end hunger in the towns
and cities we serve, but none of that work would be possible without
phenomenal community partners and associates bringing this work to
life,” said Emma Inman, director of external communications and
community relations at Food Lion. “It’s important for us to dedicate
time to thank these amazing individuals for their work every day to
eliminate the difficult choices far too many of our neighbors face.”
The Feedy’s winners include:
The “Lion Heart” Award – Dorcas Nelson from The Food Pantry Ministry
of The Historic Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church in Norfolk, Va.
“Lion Heart” award recognizes an individual that demonstrates
outstanding skills in coordinating and motivating groups of donors and
volunteers for Food Lion Feeds’ hunger-relief projects to benefit
partner food banks. This winner was chosen based on her longstanding
commitment to the food pantry she helped create in 1998, and at which
she continues to volunteer at the age of 94. Recently, she helped
spearhead a fundraising campaign to purchase a new delivery vehicle,
expanding the pantry’s reach and ability to serve more neighbors in
need. For a video highlighting Dorcas’ work, click
The “Food King” Award – Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tenn.
in Kingsport, Tenn.
The “Food King” award honors a food bank
that demonstrates an outstanding commitment to ending hunger through
financial support, innovation, encouragement and by motivating others to
take leadership roles in hunger-relief programs and community
involvement. This winner was chosen in large part for their tremendous
mobile distribution efforts to serve rural communities, seniors and
children. For a video highlighting the food bank’s work, click
The “Lion’s Pride” Award – Kristin Bertun, store manager at store
#466 in Hampton, Va.
The “Lion’s Pride” award recognizes a Food
Lion associate that demonstrates outstanding skills in coordinating and
motivating associates and volunteers for hunger-relief projects for the
benefit of Food Lion Feeds and its partner food banks. This winner was
chosen for her work connecting the store with the Virginia Peninsula
Foodbank’s Culinary Training Program, leading to employment
opportunities at Food Lion for program graduates. For a video
highlighting Kristin’s work, click
The “Store That Roars” Award – Store 1169 in Clarksville, W.Va.
“Store That Roars” award honors a store that demonstrates outstanding
skills in coordinating and motivating store associates, customers and
volunteers for hunger-relief projects to benefit Food Lion Feeds and its
partner food banks. This winner was chosen for their strong partnership
with the food pantry connecting to the store through Food Lion Feeds’
food rescue program. For a video highlighting the store’s work, click
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.