Food Lion Feeds partners with customers to help provide meals to neighbors in need
Published 11:29 am Sunday, November 28, 2021
This year has presented challenges for many families and as the Feeding America® network of food banks continue to address the increase in need for food assistance, Food Lion Feeds is partnering with customers to help nourish neighbors facing hunger. Food Lion Feeds kicked off its annual “Holidays Without Hunger” campaign on November 10 with a goal of providing more than one million food boxes to families in need, equaling more than four million meals.
Through the campaign, which runs through Dec. 14, customers can purchase and donate a specially marked, prepacked “Holidays Without Hunger” food box for $5, while supplies last. The box contains macaroni and cheese, brown rice, green beans, canned chicken, spaghetti noodles and pasta sauce. In addition to purchasing a box in store, customers may also purchase a box while shopping online through grocery pickup service Food Lion To Go, where available. Customers can also make a cash donation at the register in-store.
Each Food Lion store will donate boxes purchased directly to the 33 local Feeding America member food banks or a partner feeding agency in the store’s community. One hundred percent of cash donations will benefit Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the country.
“This is our largest ‘Holidays Without Hunger’ campaign, and it’s a great way for customers to join us and support their neighbors,” said Kevin Durkee, manager of Food Lion Feeds. “Caring for the towns and cities we serve is core to everything we do at Food Lion. Our associates are excited to make this the most impactful campaign so far, and to help eliminate some of the difficult choices many of our neighbors are forced to make.”
Over the past seven years, through “Holidays Without Hunger” box sales and cash donations, Food Lion Feeds and customers have helped to provide nearly 20 million meals to neighbors in need.
To learn more about Food Lion Feeds or its “Holidays Without Hunger” campaign, visit www.foodlion.com/feeds.