Food Drive to Support Central and Eastern N.C. Food Bank
Fair goers can bring four cans of Food Lion brand products to the N.C. State Fair in Raleigh, on Thursday, Oct. 20, and receive free admission. Oct. 20 is Food Lion Hunger Relief Day at the Fair.
Hunger Relief Day at the Fair is one of the largest single-day food drives in the state, held each year to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. In the 12-year history of the event, fair goers have donated more than 2.2 million pounds of food. This is Food Lion's second year sponsoring the event. Organizers hope fair goers donate at least 225,000 pounds of food this year and set a new N.C. State Fair record.
The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina will distribute the cans of food to persons and families in need and to affiliate food banks in a 34-county area. Second Harvest Food Banks in Fayetteville, Winston-Salem and Elizabeth City also will receive some of the donated food.
"As a grocer, feeding people is what Food Lion does best," said Jeff Lowrance, company spokesman. "Food Lion is proud to partner with the N.C. State Fair and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina to assist our neighbors in need."
Volunteers from numerous organizations, including Food Lion, the Food Bank and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will be stationed around the fairgrounds on Oct. 20 to exchange cans of food for fair admission tickets.
Food Lion customers can find their store's specials on fresh produce, Butcher's Brand Premium Beef® and other quality meats and more products throughout the store by logging onto http://www.foodlion.com/ and clicking on weekly specials.
Food Lion LLC is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG). Food Lion operates more than 1,220 stores and employs approximately 70,000 associates, delivering great prices, neighborly convenience and quality products to its customers, in 11 Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states. Food Lion stores offer more than 28,000 different products.