The Salisbury, North Carolina-based Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation has distributed more than $400,000 in grants to 160 nonprofit organizations across the retailer’s 10-state footprint. The grants will support the organizations’ efforts to combat food insecurity and provide nutritional education to their communities.
A full list of organizations receiving the grants can be downloaded here.
“Our community partners are doing everything they can to meet unprecedented demand, and we’re proud to support their efforts to help feed our neighbors in need,” said Adam Bass, president of Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation.
“No one should have to choose between dinner and rent, or gas and groceries, but unfortunately that’s the reality for many of our neighbors. Through Food Lion Feeds, we’re working to change that. We know these organizations will continue to make a difference in the towns and cities we serve,” he said.
The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is a non-profit organization operated by a volunteer board of directors composed of Food Lion associates from different areas of the company. The foundation’s focus is on fighting child hunger, helping partner organizations increase their “fresh” capacity so families can put nutritious meals on their tables and to provide nutrition education to support the health and wellness of Food Lion’s neighbors.
Since its inception in 2001, the foundation has donated more than $15 million. It has contributed toward Food Lion Feeds providing more than 900 million meals to individuals and families since 2014 through a combination of product, financial and equipment donations; disaster relief and recovery efforts; volunteer hours by associates; in-store retail campaigns; and the company’s food rescue program.
Nonprofit organizations are eligible for grants if they are affiliated with Feeding America or the United Way. The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation holds two grant cycles each year. Applications for spring grants will be open Jan. 31 and can be found here.
Food Lion has more than 1,100 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and more than 82,000 employees. Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Ahold Delhaize.
For more information, visit foodlion.com.