Food Lion begins effort to help feed families
Through “Faces of Hope” grocery chain is donating 9.5 million meals to partner food banks.
Food Lion recently announced local efforts to nourish neighbors in the greater Florence area through a new campaign aimed to help support kids and families impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Through the “Faces of Hope” campaign, Food Lion Feeds is donating 9.5 million meals to Feeding America partner food banks.
“Already on the frontlines of ensuring all of our neighbors receive the nourishment they need, our food bank partners are now faced with new challenges from COVID-19 such as increased demand for food, transportation, and volunteer shortages,” said Food Lion President Meg Ham. “At Food Lion, we’re proud to work with these incredible organizations every day, and we’re committed to continuing to help ease the additional burden felt by our food bank partners and ensure they can feed families counting on them for their next meal.”
In the greater Florence area specifically, Food Lion Feeds will be restocking several food pantries across the region, and also will make over one food pantry by making equipment donations, interior renovations and restocking its shelves.
Through Food Lion Feeds, the retailer’s hunger-relief platform, Food Lion has donated more than 500 million meals to individuals and families since 2014 through a combination of product, financial and equipment donations; disaster relief and recovery efforts; volunteer hours by associates; in-store retail campaigns; the company’s food rescue program. Food Lion has committed to donate 1 billion more meals by 2025.
For more information on Food Lion Feeds’ commitment to fight hunger, visit www.foodlion.com/feeds.