Food Lion Donates 500 Millionth Meal to Fight HungerSource: Business Wire
Retailer meets its inaugural goal through its hunger relief initiative Food Lion Feeds
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Local Food Lion associates distribute nutritious food to neighbors in need in
“Each of these 500 million meals has helped one of our neighbors who did
not know where their next meal would come from – children, seniors,
service members, veterans and families across our footprint who were
faced with the impossible choices caused by hunger,” said Food Lion
To achieve this feat, the retailer worked tirelessly with its national
hunger relief partner, Feeding America, and the 30 Feeding
America-affiliated food banks across Food Lion’s 10-state service
territory to identify opportunities to help and feed their neighbors.
Additionally, Food Lion Feeds has made significant capital campaign
commitments to partner food banks to increase access to nutritious food
and create life-changing programs, including
Through these partnerships and the efforts of Food Lion associates, customers and other partners over the past five years, Food Lion Feeds donated 500 million meals through a combination of product, financial and equipment donations; disaster relief and recovery efforts; volunteer hours by associates; in-store retail campaigns; the company’s food rescue program to donate food before it perishes; and other sources.
“Our commitment to donate 500 million meals was significant, but it was about so much more than a number,” said Ham. “Nourishing our neighbors in the towns and cities we serve is what we do. So, we’re proud of achieving our goal and grateful to our customers and community partners who have helped us achieve it. We also recognize that there is more vital work to be done.”
For more information on Food Lion’s commitment to fighting hunger in the towns and cities it serves and how to help, visit www.foodlion.com.
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