Food Lion Feeds to Heavily Renovate Five Food Pantries and Restock 105 Feeding Agencies With Food During September
In conjunction with Feeding America's Hunger Action Month, Food Lion associates and its community food bank partners will fight hunger by performing more than $202,000 of major renovations to five pantries within its footprint. Additionally, through its hunger relief initiative Food Lion Feeds, associates will restock 105 smaller feeding agencies to positively impact children, veterans and seniors who are facing food insecurity issues.
In the fifth year of Food Lion Feeds’ “The Great Pantry Makeover” effort, significant renovations include rebuilding hunger-relief facilities devastated by floods and fire, increasing capacity for existing food pantries on multiple college campuses to fight student hunger and expanding facilities to serve more of Food Lion’s neighbors in need, in addition to restocking 105 smaller feeding agencies throughout its 10-state footprint to assist them in providing food to Food Lion’s neighbors who experience food insecurity.
“Giving back to our communities is part of who we are at Food Lion and something we care deeply about,” said Emma Inman, director of external communications and community relations for Food Lion. “This year’s Great Pantry Makeover effort is focused on providing a larger impact to agencies and the communities they serve, said Inman. Many of the agencies suffered major damage and loss through Hurricane Florence and other events. In addition to Food Lion associate volunteers who offer their hearts, souls and their skills to support feeding agencies during this volunteerism event refreshing and refurbishing the pantries, Food Lion Feeds will also stock each of these facilities with food so they can partner with us in helping to nourish local families as we enter the busy holiday season. Our associates are excited to give back to the communities they call home through a bigger, bolder Great Pantry Makeover campaign this year.”
The five locations receiving major renovations are:
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina, Winston-Salem, N.C.– During the week of Sept. 16-20, associates will prepare hot meals for various Winston-Salem after-school programs. Food Lion Feeds will also provide funding to upgrade the food bank’s kitchen space with new flooring, a new drop ceiling and installing appropriate electoral outlets/HVAC vents.
Associates will also repaint the food bank’s kitchen, which serves as the main hub where meals are prepared for the food bank’s after school program that distributes meals to various organizations in Winston-Salem.