Salvation Army of the Midlands Receives Donation from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation
COLUMBIA, SC – The Salvation Army of the Midlands has received $2,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents.
"We are incredibly thankful for the generous contribution from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation. With this gift, we will be able to purchase food products and provide 6,250 meals. Together we are truly able to 'Do The Most Good' here in the Midlands," said Major Henry Morris.
The Salvation Army serves the homeless population in Columbia with the Feeding Program at the Transitions Homeless Recovery Center. The Salvation Army provide nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals every single day.
The Salvation Army served over 254,617 meals last year (October 2016-September 2017). The support received from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation directly impacts the program and enables The Salvation Army to continue to serve individuals who are seeking shelter to start rebuilding their lives.
Established in 2001, the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry in the communities it serves. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $12 million in grants.
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 committed to provide 500 million meals to individuals and families in need by the end of 2020. Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Royal Ahold Delhaize Group. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.