More Than 800 Local Neighbors to Benefit from Donations This
Valentine’s Day Week
SALISBURY, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This Valentine’s Day week, select soup kitchens that do outstanding work
for their communities will receive some love from Food Lion Feeds as
they are recognized as “Souper Star Kitchens.” As part of the
recognition, Food Lion associate volunteers will donate soup and other
food items as well as help prepare and serve meals for hungry families.
In addition, the grocer will provide a special token of appreciation to
the volunteers and staff at the feeding agencies.
“We are proud to partner with so many wonderful soup kitchens in our
local communities,” said Emma Inman, 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. These ‘Souper Star
Kitchens’ are doing tremendous work to help end hunger and we are
fortunate to partner with them.”
Local soup kitchens to be honored as “Souper Star Kitchens” include:
Feb. 12 – The Master’s Table – Augusta, Ga.
Table soup kitchen is located in downtown Augusta, Ga., and serves more
than 300 meals daily throughout the year to those in need. Food Lion
associates will prepare soup and other items for lunch, from 11 a.m. to
noon, then serve meals to those in need.
Feb. 13 – Isabella’s Kitchen at The Harvest Center – Charlotte, N.C.
Kitchen at The Harvest Center of Charlotte, N.C., serves breakfast and
lunch to an average of 100 individuals in need on Tuesdays and
Wednesdays every week. Food Lion associates will donate food for a lunch
service and prepare and serve the meal.
Feb. 14 – Potter’s House Community Kitchen at Greensboro Urban
Ministry – Greensboro, N.C.
Potter’s House Community Kitchen at
Greensboro Urban Ministry in Greensboro, N.C., serves lunch to more than
200 individuals every day, as well as breakfast and dinner for
individuals staying in Weaver House Night Shelter. Food Lion associates
will donate food for a lunch service and prepare and serve the meal.
Feb. 15 – Love’s Kitchen – Hendersonville, N.C.
Kitchen, supported by MANNA Food Bank, is located in Hendersonville,
N.C., and serves one hot meal to an average of 60 individuals per week.
Food Lion associates will donate food for a lunch service and prepare
and serve the meal.
Feb. 16 – The Corner Table – Newton, N.C.
The Corner Table
in Newton, N.C., serves lunch to an average of 220 individuals every
day. Food Lion associates will donate food for a lunch service and
prepare and serve the meal.
This week-long effort will feed more than 800 individuals in our
community who are fighting hunger and provide more than 800 pounds of
food to these feeding agencies. Food Lion Feeds is honored to recognize
these partners as “Souper Star Kitchens” for the outstanding work they
do to help feed families in need.
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
already donated more than 362 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.
Matt Harakal, 704-245-3317