The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation has announced its continued commitment to Feeding America's Kid's Cafe program in 2015.
SALISBURY, N.C. — The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation has announced its continued commitment to Feeding America’s Kid's Cafe® program in 2015. The grocer's foundation board approved 133 grants for feeding programs in Food Lion’s footprint, with a $100,000 donation to Feeding America and nine member food banks. These grants enrich the lives of children by being directed specifically to the Kid's Cafe program, which provides nutritional food and nutrition education.
Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation's Kid's Cafe program contribution is used to support children who are at risk of hunger, and supports the company's belief that no one should ever have to choose between paying their mortgage or rent and buying groceries or foregoing a meal themselves to feed their children.
The foundation understands the devastation of hunger throughout its community, and recognizes the tremendous impact hunger has on children's education and future when they are struggling with lack of food. The nine Feeding America member food banks take an engaging and innovative approach to provide children with the resources they need to learn and stay healthy. They also provide exceptional support to families throughout the community who are struggling with food insecurity.
“As kids head back to school this season they have a lot of things to worry about. Having enough to eat shouldn't be one of them,” said Matt Knott, president of Feeding America. “We are thankful to Food Lion, and its donation of $100,000 to support Kids Cafe programs, which help to provide nutrient-rich food to children facing hunger.”
The grant recipients are: Blue Ridge Food Bank (Verona, Va.), FeedMore (Richmond, Va.), Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina (Raleigh, N.C.), Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia (Norfolk, Va.), Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula (Hampton, Va.), Harvest Hope Food Bank (Columbia, S.C.), Lowcountry Food Bank (Charleston, S.C.), Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (Charlotte, N.C.), Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina (Winston-Salem, N.C.) Feeding America National Office (Chicago, Ill.).