Goldsboro, N.C., Make a Difference food pantry founder, 11-year-old Mackenzie Hinson, was concerned that she would not have enough food to pack for her next food pantry distribution Tuesday night.
When Food Lion heard about her passion to provide nutritious food to the food insecure, Food Lion Feeds and Store Manager Kevin Toler of Food Lion Store 2530 stepped in to ease her concerns.
On Sunday, June 14, Food Lion Feeds made a surprise donation to Mackenzie and Make a Difference, which she recently started with the support of her mom Paige, which included enough products to provide 1,200 meals, just in time for the Tuesday distribution
On hand to witness the surprise were several family and friends, as well as her close friend Victoria Huggins, Miss Greater Southeastern. Victoria calls Mackenzie "her little princess." Derrick Thompson, marketing director for Zaxby's in Goldsboro who also attended the donation and has known Mackenzie for two years, added that, "Mackenzie is a true inspiration."
Food Lion Feeds agrees and was proud to support this young "hunger hero" as she works tirelessly to feed our neighbors in need in the Goldsboro, N.C., community.