During Easter Week, Food Lion Feeds Donates 200,000 Pounds of Food to Families Fighting Hunger

SALISBURY, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ahead of the Easter holiday, Food Lion Feeds this week will donate over
200,000 pounds of fresh meat to 10 regional food bank partners across
its 10-state footprint to benefit families fighting hunger. High protein
fresh food donations are particularly beneficial to food banks, as the
majority of donations received are non-perishable items such as canned
goods. The 200,000 pound donation will be distributed this week among
the 10 food banks to distribute to their feeding agency partners and
hungry families across their service areas as demand necessitates.

“Holiday meals are a time for families to gather around the table and
enjoy a meal together, but families fighting hunger cannot always
experience that simple joy,” said Christy Phillips-Brown, director of
external communications and community relations for Food Lion. “Food
banks do tremendous work every day of the year to help feed members of
their communities fighting hunger, and we hope that this donation will
allow them to do even more to help feed our neighbors in need this
Easter holiday.”

Regional food bank partners receiving these donations include:

Chattanooga Area Food Bank (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
Second Harvest Food
Bank of NWNC (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
MANNA Food Bank (Asheville, N.C.)
VA Food Bank (Richmond, Va.)
Feeding America Southwest Virginia
Food Bank (Salem, Va.)
Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC (Raleigh,
Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast NC/ Action
(Fayetteville, N.C.)
Food Bank of the Albemarle (Elizabeth City,
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (Verona, Va.)
Regional Food Bank (Fredericksburg, Va.)

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. Since the launch of Food Lion Feeds in 2014, the grocer has
donated more than 280 million meals through in-store campaigns, in-store
food rescue programs and associate volunteerism.

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 www.foodlion.com.


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