In recognition of all the hard work put forth by teachers, Food Lion associates surprised the teachers at Hurt Park Elementary in Roanoke, Va., by assembling gift baskets and bags full of Food Lion branded snacks, water and gift cards for Teacher Appreciation Day on May 8. The grocer also offered five percent off in its stores on May 8 for teachers in faculty.
"I didn't need much, mostly bought treats for students. But really appreciated this. Staff was so nice expressing Teacher Appreciation. Gratitude for your support" wrote Ms. Brooks, a teacher at Hurt Park Elementary, in response to a Food Lion post on Twitter.
In addition, Food Lion Feeds donated $1,000 to the school's food pantry to help ensure food-insecure kids are able to take home food for the remainder of the school year. The donation will also help jump-start the pantry when school starts back up again in the fall.
When Susan Marney, who manages the school's food pantry, heard about the donation, she was overjoyed.
"We feed 115 kids each week, so please know how grateful we are for the gift cards," said Marney. "We will use them well!"