Food Lion donates meals to honor associates

Published 6:58 pm Friday, March 25, 2022

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North Carolina-based Food Lion announced it is “helping to provide 246,000 meals – three meals for a full day of nourishment on behalf of each of its 82,000 associates – to thank associates for their ongoing commitment to help nourish neighbors in the towns and cities the omnichannel retailer serves.”

The donation is to recognize Supermarket Associate Day, part of a national effort to honor frontline grocery workers. Donated meals will help Feeding America®, Food Lion Feeds’ national hunger-relief partner, in its ongoing mission to end hunger.

“Our 82,000 associates are committed to nourishing their neighbors and setting them up for success, and it’s important that we take time to share our appreciation for everything they do,” said Meg Ham, Food Lion president. “Eliminating difficult choices between gas and groceries and dinner and rent is part of what drives us. Many associates work every day to select food donations from their store to distribute to local feeding agencies and ultimately neighbors in need. This is personal to us, and that’s why we’re donating a complete day of nourishment in our associates’ honor to support their commitment to the towns and cities they serve.”

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“With more than 38 million people facing hunger, Feeding America is grateful to Food Lion for their continuous commitment to help provide meals to families who are struggling to put food on their tables,” said Lauren Biedron, Feeding America vice president of corporate partnerships. “We appreciate Food Lion associates and their efforts to help communities in need as we celebrate them on Supermarket Associate Day.”