Food Lion donates 16,000 meals to pantry

Published 10:02 am Thursday, August 6, 2015

Food Lion Feeds.

It’s a slogan for the grocery store chain with three stores in Davie County – but for some families – it now means a lot more.

It means food for their families.

Last month, Food Lion representatives took a truck load of food – enough to provide almost 16,000 meals – for the pantry at Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Fork. The pantry distributes the food to needy Davie families.

“At Food Lion, we believe that no one should have to choose between dinner and rent or gasoline and buying groceries,” said Kathryn Sowers, director of operations for the Winston-Salem and Lexington areas. “That’s why we’re so passionate about helping to end hunger in our local communities.”

Shoppers can help by buying the marked “Food Lion Feeds” reusable bags. With the purchase of each bag, the grocery donates five meals to residents of the local community.

“On behalf of Food Lion, we want to thank church staff for the work they do every day to make sure no family goes hungry. We are proud to be their partner and make today’s donation.”

The donation included Food Lion brand cereal, canned tomatoes, chili with beans, potatoes and more.

The company has pledged to donate 500 million meals by the end of 2020.