Local donations are part of the retailer’s commitment to donate 9.5 million meals by the end of the year through the new campaign
| Wilmington StarNews
SALISBURY – Food Lion announced efforts to nurture neighbors in the Wilmington metropolitan area through a new campaign to support families affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Through the Faces of Hope campaign, Food Lion Feeds (the retailer’s anti-hunger initiative) is donating 9.5 million meals to Feeding America’s partner food banks. This widespread effort will impact local communities across the service area of 10 Food Lion states and will help its 30 Feeding America partner food banks meet unprecedented demand as a result of the pandemic.
Specifically in the Wilmington metropolitan area, Food Lion Feeds will donate resources to support the replenishment of several food pantries and will make more than two food pantries, providing personal protective equipment, new equipment and refilling their shelves.
The following organizations will be supported:
- Folkstone Original Free Will Baptist, Holly Ridge. Refill the pantry.
- Christian Services of Pender County, Burgaw. Renew the pantry by adding refrigeration, signage and acrylic for the COVID-19 protections.
The Faces of Hope campaign continues Food Lion’s efforts to care for the cities it serves. Earlier this year, Food Lion donated more than $ 3.6 million to community partners to provide COVID-19 relief, including $ 3.1 million to food banks and medical research partners, and $ 500,000 in a partnership to support schools that feed underprivileged children during the summer.