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Food Lion Lends Support For Flood Relief Efforts In Kentucky

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As part of Salisbury, North Carolina-based Food Lion’s efforts to support those impacted by the recent flooding in Kentucky, the retailer is delivering water and raising funds for victims.

The donation of a full truckload of 17 pallets of water was delivered Aug. 9 to God’s Pantry Food Bank, a member agency of Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland, in Lexington, Kentucky. This donation supports nine shelters established by the food bank to serve the 14 impacted counties in Central and Eastern Kentucky.

Additionally, from Aug. 14-27, Food Lion customers at its more than 1,100 stores across 10 states will have the option to round up at the register to support those impacted by the flooding. All proceeds will benefit American Red Cross relief efforts and Food Lion will match register donations up to $30,000.

“Caring for our customers and communities is an integral part of our Food Lion culture and what our employees do every day,” said Scott Libbey, division VP.

“Part of demonstrating care is lending a hand to support our communities during times of need. We are humbled to bring our resources together to partner with our customers across our 10-state footprint to raise disaster relief funds to aid Kentucky. We hope our customers will join us in lending much-needed support to these communities recovering from severe flooding.”

The American Red Cross, Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland and partner agencies have been providing care for nearly 500 residents in multiple shelters across Eastern Kentucky. Preliminary damage assessments indicate hundreds of homes were destroyed or suffered major damage by recent flooding.

“As hundreds seek safety and shelter amidst the devastation in eastern Kentucky, we are grateful to partners like Food Lion who help support our mission in action,” said Allison Taylor, regional executive, Greater Carolinas Region, American Red Cross.

“Disaster-trained volunteers from the Greater Carolinas Region and beyond are seeing firsthand how families and communities are suffering and depending on the Red Cross for help. The work we do to provide these flood survivors comfort and care is made possible by the generosity of Food Lion and its customers.”

For more information, visit foodlion.com/feeds.

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