Second Harvest Food Bank Receives Gift from Food Lion Foundation
Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina, a division of Action Pathways, has received $2,500 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents. Second Harvest Food Bank will use the gift to launch a new Mobile School Pantry initiative in partnership with Action Pathways Head Start Program.
“We are extremely humbled by the generous donation from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation. Food Lion has been, and continues to be, an active partner in the fight against hunger in our community,” shares Jim Thomas, Food Bank Director.
Second Harvest Food Bank seeks to offer assistance to individuals and families at risk for hunger. We believe access to healthy, nutritious food is a basic right for all members of our community, and that no one should go hungry. The reality is that more than 20 percent of our service area faces food insecurity daily. Changing this reality is the driving force of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina, Action Pathways’ response to hunger.
Established in 2001, the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry in the communities it serves. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $9 million in grants.
About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, now has more than 1,100 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than 63,000 associates. By leveraging its longstanding heritage of low prices and convenient locations, Food Lion is working to own the easiest full shop grocery experience in the Southeast, anchored by a strong commitment to affordability, freshness and the communities it serves. Food Lion is a company of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.
About Food Lion Feeds
For more than 50 years, Food Lion has been a strong philanthropic partner in the communities it serves. As a grocer, Food Lion’s business is food. The company believes that no one should have to choose between dinner and paying rent or gasoline and buying groceries. Through Food Lion Feeds, Food Lion is working to create a better tomorrow by uniting with customers and partners to eliminate the choices families are forced to make when they are hungry. By the end of 2020, the company has pledged to provide 500 million meals to families in need in its local communities. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com/feeds.