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Food Lion Feeds Donates 1.2M Meals With University Partnerships

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Throughout the 2021/2022 college basketball season, Salisbury, North Carolina-based Food Lion Feeds partnered with 31 colleges and universities to donate meals with its Score to Give More campaign. For each foul shot made during regular season games by participating schools, Food Lion Feeds donated 100 meals to the school’s local food bank or pantry, up to 30,000 meals per school.

In the program’s third year, the combination of regular season and tournament foul shots sunk by players resulted in more than 1.2 million meals donated to local food banks across Food Lion’s 10-state footprint.

“Programs like Score to Give More enable us to educate college students about food insecurity while engaging them in the fight against hunger,” said Kevin Durkee, manager, Food Lion Feeds, Food Lion. “With their efforts directly benefiting local food banks, Score to Give More becomes more relevant to athletes and their communities.”

The University of North Carolina Tar Heels lead the pack with 442 successful free throws, resulting in 44,200 meals for Inter-Faith Food Shuttle in Raleigh, North Carolina.

“Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Score to Give More program. Thanks to Food Lion Feeds and, of course to UNC for a great season. Innovative partnerships such as this go a long way toward efforts to create a hunger free community for the neighbors we serve in central North Carolina,” said L. Ron Pringle, president and CEO of Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.

The participating colleges and local food banks/pantries that benefitted from the program are listed below:

  • Appalachian State University – Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
  • Bowie State University – Maryland Food Bank
  • Catawba College – Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
  • Claflin University – Harvest Hope Food Bank
  • Chowan University – Food Bank of the Albemarle
  • College of William & Mary – Virginia Peninsula Food Bank
  • Duke University – Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
  • East Carolina University – Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
  • Elizabeth City University – Food Bank of the Albemarle
  • Elon University – Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina
  • Fayetteville State University – Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina
  • James Madison University – Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
  • Johnson C. Smith University – Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
  • Liberty University – Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
  • Lincoln University – Food Bank of Delaware
  • Livingstone College – Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
  • Old Dominion University – Food Bank of Southeast Virginia and the Eastern Shore
  • North Carolina A&T – Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina
  • North Carolina State University – Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
  • Shaw University – Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
  • Augustine University – CENC
  • University of Delaware – Blue Hen Bounty Pantry
  • University of North Carolina – Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro – Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina
  • University of Richmond – Feed More
  • Virginia State University – Feed More
  • Virginia Union University – Feed More
  • Virginia Tech University – Feeding Southwest Virginia
  • Wake Forest University – Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina

Food Lion has more than 1,100 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than 82,000 associates. Through Food Lion Feeds, the company has donated more than 900 million meals to individuals and families since 2014 and has committed to donate 1.5 billion meals by 2025. Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Ahold Delhaize.

For more information, visit foodlion.com.

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