Food Lion Feeds to Donate More Than One Million Meals Through “Season of Caring” Events this Holiday Season
Effort Begins This Week with Launch of the Holidays Without Hunger Boxes in Stores
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“At Food Lion, we believe no one should have to choose between dinner and rent or gas and groceries. These difficult choices become even more challenging during the holidays. Like all of us, struggling families also want to ensure that they’re able to share special meals together to celebrate the holiday season,” said
The “Holidays Without Hunger” campaign offers customers an easy and affordable way to help through the purchase of specially-marked food boxes at each of Food Lion’s more than 1,000 stores. From
One hundred percent of cash donations and all food boxes benefit the Feeding America® food banks or partner feeding agencies in the store’s local community.
But Food Lion’s commitment to making the holidays brighter does not end with the Holidays Without Hunger boxes. Food Lion Feeds’ Season of Caring campaign will also support more than 30 feeding related community events across its service area.
Caring for our
Food Lion Feeds, in partnership with its military hunger-relief partner, Operation Homefront, will support four Holiday Meals for Military Families events. On
Caring for our Children
As part of Food Lion Feeds’ commitment to end childhood hunger, several events during the Season of Caring will be focused on children.
Orangeburg, S.C.-- On Nov. 19, in partnership with Miss CIAA 2019, 120 backpacks will be packed and distributed to students at Sheridan Elementaryschool.
Salisbury, N.C.and Charlotte, N.C.-- In December, local Food Lion associates will pack backpacks full of food and snacks and distribute them to five local elementary schools including BerryHill, West Rowan, Shive, Overton and Koontz elementary schools.
Richmond, Va.-- Food Lion Feeds will support a holiday meal distribution for 200 children and their families in partnership with the Salvation Armyat the Boys and Girls Clubwith both fresh and non-perishable items.
Caring for our Seniors
In December, Food Lion Feeds will support a Meals on Wheels emergency box distribution to local seniors in
Caring for our Neighbors
Local Food Lion associates will volunteer and donate meals at several other events throughout the Season of Caring.
Rocky Mount, N.C.-- Food Lion Feeds will partner with professional basketball player Montrezl Harrel to donate 125 sides.
Delaware-- Food Lion associates will donate 4,200 turkeys across the state through its support of the NOR Enterprises Annual Turkey Give Away.
Charlotte, N.C.-- As the official hunger-relief partner of the Charlotte Hornets, Food Lion Feeds will partner with the team and Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolinaon the annual Cornucopia event to donate a holiday meal for 1,000 families. Also, in partnership with the Hornets, Food Lion Feeds will donate 500 turkeys to feed local Charlottefamilies at the annual Street Turkey event benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and Loavesand Fishes.
Raleigh, N.C., Durham, N.C., Fayetteville, N.C.-- Food Lion Feeds will partner with ABC11 in Raleigh, Durhamand Fayetteville, N.C., for their annual ABC11 Together Food Drive.
Roanoke Rapids, Va. -- Food Lion associates will prepare and serve a meal for 100 neighbors in need in partnership with a local Roanoke Rapidsshelter.
Through Food Lion Feeds, the company’s hunger-relief platform launched in 2014, Food Lion has donated more than 560 million meals* through in-store campaigns, its food rescue program, associate volunteerism and contributions to Feeding America, its member food banks and community partners. Food Lion Feeds has committed to donate 1 billion more meals by the end of 2025.
* The total meal count is based on in-store campaigns, equipment donations, in-store food rescue programs and associate volunteerism.
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