The Food Bank of Greenwood County is located in a one-stop-shop building for citizens in Greenwood, S.C. The building houses agencies that provide counseling, shelter for the homeless, food, healthcare and more. Today, the food bank is the recipient of the Food Lion Feeds The Great Pantry Makeover.
"I couldn't sleep last night," said Wendi Andrews executive director for Food Bank of Greenwood County. "I've been counting down the days because this is truly a blessing for us and for all of Greenwood. We could have never done this on our own."
Typically funds food banks raise go to help purchase products for distribution and the services they provide. In order to provide the food bank a makeover, they would have raise capital dollars to support work Food Lion Feeds is doing for them.
"I'm so thankful for this pantry makeover and for the associates going beyond the call of duty," said Andrews. "They are patching holes and replacing ceiling tiles – stuff we didn't ask for but they just felt upon their hearts to do this."
LaShaun Singletary is a familiar face to the food bank. She has five small children all under the age of 11 years old. On this day, she needed baby food to feed her youngest.
"The employees with the food bank always make me feel like home," says Singletary. "They realize they are in we are all in the same boat. We tell stories and they are like family to me."
When she learned about the makeover, Singletary wanted to pitch-in and help.
"I love that Food Lion is doing this," said Singletary. "I really wish I could have been a part of this because they do so much for me."
When Andrews was asked could she put a price on what today meant for the food bank, her reply, "Priceless. There is no way we would have been able to do this without Food Lion's support. We know we can count on you."
More than 21 pantries have received a makeover thus far. A total of 38 pantries will be either remodeled or restocked with food.
For further information: Tara Robertson, 704-310-4107; Tara.Robertson@foodlion.com