A check for $10,000 was donated to Feeding America Southwest Virginia by the Food Lion Charitable Foundation. The donation will provide more than 43,000 meals for people living in southwest Virginia.
Here is the press release from Food Lion.
SALEM, VA- Feeding America Southwest Virginia received a $10,000 donation from the Food Lion Charitable Foundation. The check presentation was made by Food Lion district manager, Rob Ward and store manager, Robert Harris.
“The Food Lion Charitable Foundation is pleased to present a check for $10,000 to the Feeding America Southwest Virginia,” Harris said. “We value our continued partnership and are pleased that we have an opportunity to help the community through this wonderful organization.”
Feeding America Southwest Virginia is reporting a 9 percent increase in need for food assistance from their partner feeding programs. The Food Bank and their partner feeding programs feed over 122,000 people each month in Southwest Virginia. Food Lion’s $10,000 gift will provide 43,400 meals for the thousands of hungry men, women and children living in Southwest Virginia.
“Food Lion has been a partner in providing hunger relief to the local communities that we serve,” said John Shoulders, Senior Vice President of Business Affairs of Feeding America Southwest Virginia. “None of the work that is done at Feeding America Southwest Virginia could be done without the support of partners such as Food Lion.”
In 2012, Food Lion was named one of Feeding America Southwest Virginia’s Project 360 Partners. Project 360 integrates the four primary categories of opportunities for partnership in hunger relief efforts that are provided to corporations and businesses: Donate a minimum of $10,000, Volunteer, Collect Food and Advocate. Achievement of the four partnership opportunities within the course of one year earns a business or corporation the distinguished honor of being a Project 360 Partner. Because of this $10,000 gift, Food Lion is well underway towards earning its second Feeding America Southwest Project 360 Partner award in 2013.
About Feeding America Southwest Virginia
Feeding America Southwest Virginia was founded in 1981 and proudly commemorates 32 years of fighting hunger and changing lives through community partnerships. The Food Bank is an affiliate member of Feeding America. For the last three decades the Food Bank’s ultimate mission has remained the same: eliminate hunger in the region. The primary function of the Food Bank is to secure large quantities of food for the hungry. More than $26 million worth of food and grocery related products are channeled through a network of more than 417 partner feeding programs (in a 26-county and 10-city region) that provide food or meals to those in need. Visit www.faswva.org for more information or like us on Facebook, Feeding America SWVA.
About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is a company of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates more than 1,100 supermarkets. The company employs approximately 58,000 associates delivering quality products, low prices and service to customers in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.