Food Lion Feeds to Partner with Local Meals on Wheels Feeding Agencies to Help Feed Seniors

SALISBURY, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This week, Food Lion Feeds will partner with local Meals on Wheels
agencies during the 15th Annual March for Meals campaign to
help feed seniors fighting hunger in several different regions across
the grocer’s 10-state operating area. During the effort, Food Lion
associates will partner with local Meals on Wheels affiliate agencies to
deliver nutritious meals to nearly 2,000 seniors who rely on this vital
safety net to remain healthy and independent in their own homes. The
grocer will also make a $1,500 donation to each organization through the
grocer’s hunger relief initiative, Food Lion Feeds, to help each agency
in their mission to feed seniors in need, in addition to food donations
and other contributions.

“Meals on Wheels is a wonderful program that brings meals to seniors in
their own homes, and we are proud to partner with local affiliates
during the organization’s annual March for Meals event,” said Christy
Phillips-Brown, director of external communications and community
relations at Food Lion. “Food Lion is committed to fighting hunger
across our 10-state footprint to make sure no one has to choose between
dinner and rent or gas and groceries. We appreciate all that our partner
organizations do every day to help feed our neighbors in need, and we
look forward to joining with these great organizations to help end
senior hunger in communities across our network this week.”

Local Meals on Wheels affiliates that Food Lion Feeds will partner with
this week include:

March 14 – Richmond, Va. – FeedMore Meals on Wheels

Food Lion Feeds will partner with FeedMore’s Meals on Wheel program to
provide as many as 1,000 meals to 850 homebound seniors and disabled
neighbors battling hunger in the greater Richmond area. Local Food Lion
associates will donate shelf stable products for Meals on Wheels
emergency boxes and partner with the organization to deliver the meals
and boxes to homebound neighbors. Food Lion Feeds will also make a
$1,500 donation to the organization to help them continue their mission
to feed seniors fighting hunger.

March 15 – Fayetteville, N.C. – Cumberland County Council on Older
Adults

Food Lion Feeds will partner with the Cumberland County Council on Older
Adults Meals on Wheels program to provide meals to nearly 400 seniors
fighting hunger in Cumberland County. Local Food Lion associates will
donate fresh fruit and partner with the organization to deliver the
meals and fruit. Food Lion Feeds will also make a $1,500 donation to the
organization to help them continue their mission to feed seniors
fighting hunger.

March 16 – Charlottesville, Va. – Meals on Wheels of
Charlottesville/Albemarle

Food Lion Feeds will partner with Meals on Wheels of
Charlottesville/Albemarle to provide meals to 250 seniors battling
hunger in the greater Charlottesville area. Local Food Lion associates
will donate fresh fruit, pack meals and then partner with Meals on
Wheels to make the deliveries. Food Lion Feeds will also make a $1,500
donation to the organization to help them continue their mission to feed
seniors fighting hunger.

March 16 – Columbia, S.C. – Senior Resources, Inc.

Food Lion Feeds will partner with Senior Resources, Inc. to provide
meals to 300 seniors battling hunger in the greater Midlands area. Local
Food Lion associates partner with the organization to make the
deliveries. Food Lion Feeds is also sponsoring the organization’s 5k
race on March 11 and donating water and bananas for runners. In
addition, the grocer will make a $1,500 donation to the organization to
help them continue their mission to feed seniors fighting hunger.

Through Food Lion Feeds, the company has made a commitment to provide
500 million meals to individuals and families in need by the end of
2020. Since the launch of Food Lion Feeds in 2014, the grocer has
donated more than 280 million meals through in-store campaigns, in-store
food rescue programs and associate volunteerism.

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 Delhaize America, a U.S. division of
Zaandam-based Royal Ahold Delhaize Group. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.

Contacts

Food Lion
Matt Harakal, 704-310-2858
matthew.harakal@foodlion.com
or
Kristyn
Callaway, 980-229-0896
kristyn.callaway@foodlion.com