Easter for 200 Northwest North Carolina families became a little brighter on March 24 after Food Lion donated fresh and non-perishable food to members of the Greensboro Urban Ministries.
Along with volunteers from the Urban Ministry and Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, Food Lion associates loaded reusable grocery bags full of fresh items such as apples, carrots, and potatoes, and non-perishable shelf-stable products such as oatmeal, green beans and tuna.
"Thank you for the wonderful food giveaway that Food Lion provided to 200 Greensboro households," said Mark Summerford, Director of Programs at the greensboro Urban Ministry. "The fresh fruits and vegetables are items that we do not often have available to give to give out and the families were especially excited to receive. Greensboro Urban Ministry is in an area that is considered a food desert and the more food we can get into the community the better off our community will be. Thank you to the Food Lion volunteers that help with this event. We are very appreciative to all that Food Lion did for Greensboro!"
The donation was part of Food Lion Feeds, Food Lion's effort to end hunger. Through Food Lion Feeds, Food Lion is working to create a better tomorrow by uniting with customers and partners to help eliminate the difficult choices many families are forced to make when they are struggling with hunger. Working toward its commitment to provide 500 million meals by the end of 2020, Food Lion Feeds has already donated more than 155 million meals through donations such as this Easter donation and in-store campaigns.
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*Photo Courtesy of Greensboro Urban Ministries