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Food Lion Feeds to Donate $20,000 to Local Meals on Wheels Agencies to Help End Senior Hunger During 17th Annual March for Meals Campaign

Source: Business Wire

SALISBURY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 19, 2019-- Through its hunger relief initiative Food Lion Feeds, Food Lion is donating $20,000 in financial and product donations to six local Meals on Wheels affiliates across its 10-state footprint in support of Meals on Wheels America’s 17th Annual March for Meals campaign. Additionally, local Food Lion associates will deliver a healthy meal along with other nutritious grocery items, fresh flowers and companionship to area seniors in support of Food Lion Feeds’ commitment to end senior hunger in the towns and cities it serves.

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Local Food Lion associates are partnering with local Meals on Wheels agencies to deliver meals to ho ...

Local Food Lion associates are partnering with local Meals on Wheels agencies to deliver meals to home-bound seniors this month in support of Meals on Wheels America's 17th Annual March for Meals campaign. (Photo: Business Wire)

"None of our neighbors in the towns and cities we serve should face hunger, but seniors in particular, who may face additional health and wellness challenges, should always have access to healthy and nutritious food," said Emma Inman, director of external communications and community relations at Food Lion. "We’re proud to join with these wonderful local Meals on Wheels organizations and support the work they and their volunteers do every day to ensure our neighbors have the food and companionship they deserve.”

Local Meals on Wheels affiliates that Food Lion Feeds will partner with this week include:

March 18Columbia, S.C.Senior Resources, Inc.
Food Lion Feeds will partner with Senior Resources, Inc. to help provide meals to 1,000 homebound seniors battling hunger in the greater Midlands area. Local Food Lion associates will partner with the organization to help pack and delivery the meals. Food Lion Feeds also sponsored the organization’s 5k race on March 9 and donated water and bananas for runners.

March 20Richmond, Va. – FeedMore Meals on Wheels
Food Lion Feeds will partner with FeedMore’s Meals on Wheel program to help provide meals to 900 homebound seniors and disabled neighbors battling hunger in the greater Richmond area. Local Food Lion associates will donate food for Meals on Wheels emergency food boxes and then deliver the meal and emergency food boxes. Food Lion Feeds will also make a $1,500 donation to the organization to help FeedMore Meals on Wheels continue their mission to fight hunger.

March 20Charlottesville, Va. – Meals on Wheels of Charlottesville/Albemarle
Food Lion Feeds will partner with Meals on Wheels of Charlottesville/Albemarle to provide meals to help 250 seniors battling hunger in the greater Charlottesville area. Local Food Lion associates will donate specially-marked Food Lion Feeds bags of oranges, pack meals and then partner with Meals on Wheels to deliver meals and the oranges. Food Lion Feeds will also make a $1,500 donation to the organization to help them continue their mission to feed seniors fighting hunger.

March 20Conway, S.C.Horry County Council on Aging
Food Lion Feeds will partner with Horry County Council on Aging to help provide meals for 400 homebound seniors. Local Food Lion associates will pack 400 grocery bags and then partner with the organization to help deliver the bag of food and a nutritious meal. Food Lion Feeds will also make a $1,500 donation to Horry County Council on Aging to help them continue their mission to feed seniors fighting hunger.

March 22Fayetteville, N.C.Cumberland County Council on Older Adults
Food Lion Feeds will partner with the Cumberland County Council on Older Adults Meals on Wheels program to provide meals to nearly 400 seniors fighting hunger in Cumberland County. Local Food Lion associates will donate specially-marked Food Lion Feeds bags of oranges and partner with the organization to deliver meals and the oranges. Food Lion Feeds will also make a $1,500 donation to the organization to help them continue their mission to feed seniors fighting hunger.

March 27Belmont, N.C. – Meals on Wheels Gaston County
Food Lion Feeds will partner with Meals on Wheels Gaston to provide meals to 280 homebound seniors in Gaston County. Local Food Lion associates will donate fresh fruit and partner with the organization to deliver meals and fruit. Food Lion Feeds will also make a $1,500 donation to the organization to help them continue their mission to feed seniors fighting hunger.

Through Food Lion Feeds, the company has made a commitment to provide 500 million meals to individuals and families in need by the end of 2020. For more information, 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.

Source: Food Lion Feeds

Matt Harakal
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matthew.harakal@foodlion.com

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