Bread for the City Receives Donation from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation
August 01, 2022 by BFC in Development
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bread for the City has received $2,500 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help us feed its D.C neighbors. Bread for the City will use the donation to support the organization’s grocery delivery operation, which is at no cost to the clients and is one of the largest in the U.S. Since the start of the pandemic, Bread for the City went from distributing 5,000 bags a month to 5,000 in a week. The pandemic also required the organization to pivot to delivery, allowing more people to access its grocery service than ever before.
“We appreciate the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation’s support and partnership in doing more to fight hunger in the District. As the needs of our clients expand, we can use all of the help that we can get, and we’re very fortunate to have Food Lion during this time,” said Trazy Collins, Bread for the City’s Food and Clothing Director.
About Bread for the City
The mission of Bread for the City is to help Washington, D.C. residents living with low income to develop their power to determine the future of their communities. We provide food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services to reduce the burden of poverty. We seek justice through community organizing and public advocacy. We work to uproot racism, a major cause of poverty. We are committed to treating our clients with the dignity and respect that all people deserve.
About The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation
The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C. Established in 2001, the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to eliminating hunger. The charitable foundation has provided more than $15 million in grant funding, helping to nourish communities with fresh food for backpack programs, Kids Café’s, and other hunger-relief programs, as well as funding for long-term programs to help shorten the lines at food banks. The charitable foundation partners with Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief agency, in addition to local food agencies serving the 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states in which Food Lion operates. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com/in-our-community.
About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, has more than 1,100 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than 82,000 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 donated more than 800 million meals to individuals and families since 2014 and has committed to donating 1.5 billion meals by 2025. Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Ahold Delhaize. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com, or job applicants may visit www.foodlion.com/careers.