Food Lion kicks off reusable bag campaign to fight hunger

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Food Lion kicks off reusable bag campaign to fight hunger

By Antoinette Alexander - 06/11/2018
Food Lion is partnering with customers to help fight hunger this summer through its Food Lion Feeds Reusable Bag campaign. The reusable bags are now available for purchase in its more than 1,000 stores and will be available until June 30, or while supplies last.

Through the "Summers Without Hunger" Design-A-Bag Contest held earlier this year, Food Lion’s youngest fans submitted designs depicting what hunger means to them. The winning artwork is now featured on the grocer's reusable bags.

Customers can purchase the bags for $1 at any Food Lion store. With the purchase of each bag, Food Lion Feeds will donate the equivalent of six meals to Feeding America and its participating food banks.

Through the art contest, one winner, four finalists, and six honorable mentions were chosen to be featured on the bag. The winning artists, selected out of more than 300 submissions, include:

  • Grand Prize Winner: 10-year-old Karen of Dale City, Va.

  • Finalist: 12-year-old Payton of Hillsborough, N.C.

  • Finalist: 12-year-old Teegan of Onancock, Va.

  • Finalist: 9-year-old Nathan of Lynchburg, Va.

  • Finalist: 8-year-old Angela of Beaufort, S.C.

  • Honorable Mention: 8-year-old Mason of Williamston, S.C.

  • Honorable Mention: 11-year-old Jaazeil of Lexington, N.C.

  • Honorable Mention: 13-year-old Kate of Hillsborough, N.C.

  • Honorable Mention: 9-year-old Isabelle of Mt. Pleasant, N.C.

  • Honorable Mention: 12-year-old Reyli of Kannapolis, N.C.

  • Honorable Mention: 7-year-old Claire of Mooresville, N.C.

The Grand Prize winner, Karen, won the honor of having her artwork featured on the front cover of the reusable bag. Additionally, Food Lion Feeds will donate $2,000 to the local food bank of Karen's choice. Each of the four finalists’ artwork is featured on the opposite side of the bag. In addition, the four finalists also receive a $1,000 donation by Food Lion Feeds made in their name to a local food bank of their choosing. Finally, honorable mentions have their artwork featured on the side of the bag. They also won $50 Food Lion gift cards and will have $500 donated to the food bank of their choice.

Working toward its commitment to provide 500 million meals by the end of 2020, Food Lion Feeds has already donated more than 380 million meals through in-store campaigns, like the reusable bag, local donations to feeding agencies, associate volunteerism and equipment donations.