Food Lion Charitable Foundation, Western Union Foundation donate funds to Feeding America food banks

CHICAGO — Food Lion's charitable arm once again has teamed up with the Western Union Foundation to support Feeding America.

The Food Lion Charitable Foundation and the Western Union Foundation donated $220,000 to 11 Feeding America food banks. The funds were presented to the respective food banks at the Food Lion corporate offices in Salisbury, N.C., on Wednesday.

The Feeding America food banks grant recipients include:

  • Blue Ridge Area Food Bank in Verona, Va.;

  • Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C.;

  • Inter-Faith Food Shuttle in Raleigh, N.C.;

  • Mountaineer Food Bank in Gassaway, W. Va.;

  • Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn.;

  • MANNA Food Bank in Asheville, N.C.;

  • Greater Berks Food Bank in Reading, Pa.;

  • Second Harvest Food Bank Southeast North Carolina in Fayetteville, N.C.;

  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in Charlotte, N.C.;

  • FeedMore (aka Central Virginia Food Bank) in Richmond, Va.; and

  • Feeding America - Kentucky's Heartland in Elizabethtown, Ky.

"Food Lion is a proud supporter of Feeding America," Food Lion president Cathy Green Burns said. "Our company is dedicated to supporting hunger relief and nutrition education programs in the communities we serve. We strongly believe that no child should ever go hungry, and we hope this contribution will help these food banks to continue to make a difference in the fight to end child hunger."