Contact: The Family Food Basket
6321 Old Raleigh Rd. Sims, NC 27880
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Family Food Bank Receives Donation from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation
Sims, North Carolina - The Family Food Bank has received $2,500 from the Food Lion
Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed area residents. The Family Food Basket will use this amazing gift provided by Food Lion Feeds to provide those in the community with food, utility and medical expense assistance. “The joint mission of the Family Food Basket Ministry, participating churches, social service programs, and wonderful organizations like Food Lion Feeds, allows those in need to get the help necessary to live healthy and happy lives without depleting resources in the
community. We are so thankful to Food Lion Feeds for this generous contribution to our cause,” said Gerald Winborne.
About The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation
The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C. Established in 2001, the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to eliminating hunger. The charitable foundation has provided more than $12 million in grant funding helping to nourish communities with fresh food for backpack programs, Kids Café's, and other hunger-relief programs as well as funding for long-term programs to help shorten the lines at food banks. The charitable foundation partners with Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief
agency, in addition to local food agencies serving the 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states in which Food Lion operates. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com/in-our-community.
About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, has more than 1,000 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. Through Food
Lion Feeds, the company has donated more than 500 million meals to individuals and families since 2014, and has committed to donate 1 billion more meals by 2025. Food Lionis a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Royal Ahold Delhaize Group. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.
Special thanks to Lisa N. Lewis and Hunt High School for your efforts to help the Family Food Basket Ministry feed the needy.
Hunt High School's FBLA club (Future Business Leaders of America), encourages members to be active in community service projects. Each year at the state FBLA conference and competition in Greensboro, chapters get the opportunity to stand and tell about the projects they have completed throughout the year. This year Ms. Lewis and the Hunt High School FBLA chose to do a food drive for the Family Food Basket and asked all 1400 Hunt students to help make it a success. They offered a "prize" to the 4th block class that brought in the most items per student in-the class. The prize was a FREE Chick-fil-a lunch and was scheduled the food drive to end the week that the popular restaurant re-opened after a month of renovations. Announcements were made and emails were sent to all teachers to remind them to ask students to participate. At the end of the contest, over 1250 items were collected. The winning class brought in 18.8 items per student and they enjoyed the free lunch that was provided. The classes who finished 2nd and 3rd were also rewarded with brownies and juice. The Hunt High School FBLA will also be announcing the Yard Sale and Bake Sale on June 2 and hope to have some donations and customers for this as well. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and may God bless each student that participated.