SALISBURY, N.C. — The Food Lion Feeds campaign in March helped provide more than 2.2 million meals to people in need, the company said Friday.
From March 3rd through the 23rd, customers purchased specially marked Food Lion Feeds orange bags at each of Food Lion’s more than 1,000 stores. Each bag sold helped provide 5 meals to the store’s local Feeding America member food bank.
Food Lion customers made cash donations equating to more than 1.2 million meals, which were donated to Feeding America to help the national hunger-relief organization meet unprecedented demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“At Food Lion, we care about nourishing and supporting our neighbors in need” said Jennifer Blanchard, director of community relations for Food Lion. “We are grateful to our customers who supported their local neighbors this March and helped put hope on their tables. Through the purchase of specially marked orange bags and donations made at the register, we were able to make a big impact in the local towns and cities we serve.”
Since 2014, Food Lion Feeds has donated more than 750 million meals to individuals and families and has committed to donate 1.5 billion meals by 2025. Information about Food Lion’s commitment to end hunger in the towns and cities it serves through Food Lion Feeds is available here.