FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Development
2211 Park Ave, Lynchburg, VA
The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg has received $1,750 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents. The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg will use the gift to support its community feeding program.
“We are so excited to receive this gift. During the summer, we see an increase in the number of children and families using our community feeding program. This gift will provide funds that will be used to purchase food items to help meet this need,” stated Lieutenant Kathy Paladino.
The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg provided more than 32,000 meals last fiscal year through its community feeding program at its shelter, the Center of Hope. The program provides breakfast and dinner 365 days a year to residents of the shelter as well as those in need in the Greater Lynchburg Community. The program is funded 100 percent by donations from individuals, businesses, organizations and charitable foundations.
Established in 2001, the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry in the communities it serves. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $10 million in grants.
About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, has more than 1,000 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than 63,000 associates. By leveraging its longstanding heritage of low prices and convenient locations, Food Lion is working to own the easiest full shop grocery experience in the Southeast, anchored by a strong commitment to affordability, freshness and the communities it serves. Through Food Lion Feeds, the company has committed to provide 500 million meals to individuals and families in need by the end of 2020. Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Royal Ahold Delhaize Group. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.