During its annual “Holidays Without Hunger” campaign, Food Lion Feeds helped provide more than 4.8 million meals to 33 local Feeding America partner food banks, as well as hundreds of partner agencies throughout Food Lion’s 10-state operating area.
During the campaign from Nov. 8-Dec. 12, customers bought a pre-packed “Holidays Without Hunger” food box for $6 or made a cash donation at checkout in-store or online. Each store will give purchased boxes to local Feeding America partner food banks or partner feeding agencies within its community.
In addition, 100 percent of all cash donations will support Feeding America and partner food banks. Since the Holidays Without Hunger campaign began in 2014, customers have helped provide more than 44 million meals.
“We are grateful for the generosity of our customers and for their commitment to making a difference to provide the nourishment our neighbors and families deserve this holiday season,” said Kevin Durkee, manager.
“At Food Lion, we care about nourishing our neighbors. We are committed to addressing food insecurity by ensuring our neighbors and their families have access to fresh, nutritious food.”
The Holidays Without Hunger campaign is one of the efforts Food Lion Feeds has led during the holiday season. Along with the holiday campaign, it partnered with college football teams to provide 851,000 meals to Feeding America partner food banks.
Through Food Lion Feeds, Food Lion has helped provide more than 1 billion meals to individuals and families since 2014 and has committed to donating 1.5 billion meals by 2025.
About Food Lion
Founded and based in Salisbury, North Carolina, since 1957, Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Ahold Delhaize. It has more than 82,000 employees across its 1,100 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states.
Food Lion is the only company in the country to be named an Energy Star Partner of the Year for 22 consecutive years. It also pioneered a food rescue program to support food-insecure neighbors.
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