Surpasses $1 million in support to No Kid Hungry
SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion Feeds has surpassed $1 million in support to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign committed to ending childhood hunger.
Food Lion Feeds was founded in 2014 by Food Lion to address food insecurity in the towns and cities that the grocery retailer serves.
“No child should ever have to worry about where their next meal will come from,” said Kevin Durkee, manager, Food Lion Feeds, Food Lion. “We’ve been proud to work with No Kid Hungry to help make this a reality for many of our neighbors. We’re committed to deepening this work to help nourish more families and set them up for success in life. We do this by ensuring students can focus on learning while we provide them access to fresh and nutritious food.”
When students start their day with a healthy breakfast, they do better on tests, have fewer discipline problems, have fewer health problems and are more likely to graduate from high school, according to research reports.
Food Lion Feeds this year has awarded 14 grants totaling $225,000 to support No Kid Hungry’s school and community partners.
Since partnering with No Kid Hungry in 2019, Food Lion Feeds has donated funding that can help provide 10 million meals to kids. This funding has supported grants to 55 school districts and community organizations that are working to feed kids through school meals, summer meal sites and additional food distribution programs.
“Ending child hunger is something we know is possible, but it’s certainly not something we can do alone,” said Diana Hovey, senior vice president of corporate partnerships at Share Our Strength, the organization behind the No Kid Hungry campaign. “We’re grateful for partners like Food Lion Feeds, who have come alongside us in this effort and provided such a critical investment in our work. We look forward to our continued partnership as we work to ensure no child misses out on the meals they need to thrive.”