With participation of customers, Food Lion associates and community partners in the Food Lion Feeds #NoEmptyPlate social media campaign, Food Lion Feeds is donating one million meals to Feeding America and their member food banks in Food Lion’s 10-state service area. Food Lion Feeds created the campaign in support of Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month in September, and committed to donate one meal for every post on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram featuring an empty plate using #FoodLionFeeds and #NoEmptyPlate, up to one million meals. The donation will support Food Lion Feeds’ commitment to donate one billion more meals by 2025.
“Ending hunger in the towns and cities we serve will take all of us working together—our associates, customers and community partners. This campaign demonstrated how vitally important people across our towns and cities believe the issue of hunger is, and we were thrilled that so many people took action and joined us in this one simple way to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors,” says Emma Inman, director of external communications and community relations at Food Lion, which is based in Salisbury, North Carolina. “We’re proud to support the work Feeding America and 30 member food banks across our footprint do every day, because we believe no one should have to choose between dinner and rent or gas and groceries. We look forward to continuing to connect our customers, associates and community with more ways to make a difference in the communities we all call home.”