Hunger comes in all shapes and sizes. Unfortunately, many of the thousands of hungry individuals across our nation are children.
Recognizing this need for support in the communities Food Lion serves, on Friday, March, 13, Food Lion associates in Statesville, N.C., worked with Children's Homes of Iredell County, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit, to bring awareness to childhood hunger and homelessness by donating food to fill their food pantries.
During the donation event, volunteers delivered Food Lion private brand food items, including nonperishable and fresh food products, which will provide more than 1,000 meals to four area group homes currently housing a total of 23 children.
This donation contributes to Food Lion's goal of donating 500 million meals by the end of 2020 through Food Lion Feeds, the company's recently-launched hunger-relief platform working to serve the communities across its 10-state footprint.