Food Lion stores, through a campaign to benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, have raised $589,543 since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast.
Food Lion customers have been able to make donations while checking out, in any amount they chose. Their donations appeared on their grocery receipts for easy record keeping.
Food Lion also made a $250,000 donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, in partnership with sister supermarket companies Hannaford Bros., Kash n' Karry/Sweetbay, and Harveys, all members of Delhaize America.
In addition, Food Lion sent several truckloads of water, food and needed supplies to Gulf Coast relief centers.
"Food Lion has been proud to partner with its customers to assist those impacted by the recent Gulf Coast hurricanes," said Mark Messier, Food Lion vice president of retail services. "We thank our customers for their caring spirit and great generosity."
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 1,200 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.
For more information about the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, call 1-800-HELP NOW.