WEST JEFFERSON-The Ashe County Sharing Center Food Pantry was recently awarded $4000.00, a grant from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation, which is the philanthropic program of Food Lion, a grocer headquartered in Salisbury, N.C. The Charitable Foundation’s grants are designed to assist in hunger-relief programs such as the Ashe County Sharing Center and the Northwest Ashe Mobile Pantry.
“The Sharing Center appreciates all the support the Food Lion Charitable Foundation and our local Food Lion provides for hunger relief in Ashe County”, said Michael Sexton, Executive Director.
“This grant will be used to purchase food at the Jefferson Food Lion location for clients served at anyone of our four pantries”, said Sexton. The Sharing Center operates its main location at 03 North Third Avenue, the Northwest Ashe Mobile Pantry serving Creston and Lansing on the third Monday of each month, the Wilkes Community College-Ashe Campus Pantry and the Children’s Pantry and Backpack Outreach in collaboration with Mountain View Elementary School.
Established in 2001, the Food Lion 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 $9 million in grants.
About Food Lion Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, has more than 1,100 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, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG). For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.