In the spirit of the holiday season and celebration of #GivingTuesday, a national display of generosity the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Food Lion associates stocked the pantry shelves at Operation Bread Basket, a local hunger relief agency, in Concord, N.C, on Dec. 3.
The food pantry staff was especially grateful for the donation since food assistance requests nearly double during the holidays. The donation will enable Operation Bread Basket to provide nearly 1,200 meals, according to Executive Director Harriet Stafford.
The donation also marked an opportunity to give back as Food Lion prepared for the opening of its fully redesigned, newest format store on Dec. 4 in Concord. Click here to read an article from The Salisbury Post about the new store, and here to view our blog about its enhancements and features, along with a few photos.