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SALISBURY, N.C. — Feeding America has announced that the Food Lion Charitable Foundation and The Western Union Foundation have rejoined forces to donate $200,000 to Feeding America and nine of its member food banks.
The Food Lion Charitable Foundation’s contribution is in support of addressing child hunger, while The Western Union Foundation is funding the educational component. The grant focuses on students in the communities that Food Lion and Western Union serve.
Food Lion Charitable Foundation president Kevin Hill and Frank Lockridge, VP strategic accounts at Western Union, presented checks to representatives from the respective food banks during an Oct. 15 presentation at the Food Lion corporate offices in Salisbury.
The nine food banks in the Feeding America network that are recipients of the donation employ a variety of innovative approaches to provide nutritious food and nutrition education to children and adults in the communities.
Specifically, the combined donation will support Feeding America’s Kids Cafe programs at each of the food banks. For example, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina has 42 Kids Cafe sites in 12 different counties in North Carolina and South Carolina.
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.