In October 2017, Food Lion leaders and associates set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for "Most bagged lunches assembled in one hour." Food Lion Feeds donated all 10,320 lunches to local food banks and schools in the greater Hot Springs, Va., market.
As part of its 60th anniversary celebration, Food Lion Feeds hosted an inaugural 6K Lion's Run and one-mile children's fun run as part of its longstanding commitment to eliminating hunger. Proceeds from the event, which resulted in more than 250,000 meals raised, benefitted Rowan Helping Ministries in Salisbury, N.C., and Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in Charlotte, N.C.
In 2017, Food Lion hosted its third annual The Great Pantry Makeover initiative, rebuilding and restocking 60 food pantries for each of its 60 years in business. Through this campaign, which serves as its largest associate volunteer initiative, the company donated more than 2.5 million meals and 2,000 volunteer hours. The campaign also supports Feeding America's Hunger Action Month™.