Grocer to Donate More Than 2.5 Million Meals and 2,000 Associate Volunteer Hours Across 10-State Footprint
SALISBURY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As part of its 60th anniversary celebration and Feeding America®’s Hunger Action Month™, Food Lion is expanding its third annual “The Great Pantry Makeover” by remodeling and stocking the shelves of 60 local food pantries across its 10-state operating area. During this event, which kicks off today with makeovers through Dec. 12, the company will donate more than 2.5 million meals and 2,000 volunteer hours as part of its largest associate volunteer initiative.
“At Food Lion, we are committed to nourishing the towns and cities we serve,” said Meg Ham, president of Food Lion. “The Great Pantry Makeover provides our associates a great opportunity to personally connect with their neighbors to help fight hunger through local food pantry capacity expansion, refurbishment and healthy food donations.”
Now in its third year, “The Great Pantry Makeover” will double its efforts, expanding from 30 pantry makeovers to 60 leading up to Dec. 12, Food Lion’s 60th anniversary. Pantry improvements include remodels ranging from installing shelves, painting and cleaning pantries, installing equipment to expand capacity for fresh fruits, vegetables and other products, and, in addition to performing the work, Food Lion associates will stock the pantry shelves with food. A full list of food pantries is available at www.foodlion.com/newsroom.
The Great Pantry Makeover is proud to partner with Feeding America during Hunger Action Month to help raise awareness of the nationwide campaign mobilizing communities to take action to help end hunger.
About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, has more than 1,100 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. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.