Food Lion Donates Meals to Jump-start Stamp Out Hunger

What: Food Lion Feeds will partner with FeedMore and the National Association of Letter Carriers to help jump-start the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive by donating 7,800 meals in celebration of the start of the campaign. The donation is intended to help FeedMore and the National Association of Letter Carriers inspire regional residents to donate to the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 13. To participate, residents have to simply fill bags with nonperishable food donations and leave the food out by their mailbox by 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 13 for the carriers to collect.

Who: Food Lion execution and implementation specialist for Richmond Chris Ortiz & local associates, FeedMore representatives, Local National Association of Letter Carriers representatives

When: Thursday, May 11, 2016 1 p.m.

Where: 1415 Rhoadmiller Street, Richmond, Va., 23220

Quotes: “Food Lion Feeds is proud to support the Stamp Out Hunger campaign in Richmond by stepping up to donate the first 7,800 meals,” said Chris Ortiz, Food Lion’s execution and implementation specialist for the Richmond area. “We hope our customers in the Richmond community will join us to support the campaign by leaving bags of non-perishable items out by their mailboxes for our local postal workers on Saturday. At Food Lion, we believe no one should have to choose between dinner and rent or gasoline and buying groceries. Campaigns like Stamp Out Hunger go a long way toward working to eliminate these choices for those struggling with hunger here in our community.”

“The great thing about the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is that getting involved and making a difference is easy. Our community can join the fight against hunger just by placing donated food by their mailbox Saturday morning for their letter carrier to collect when the mail is delivered,” said Tim McDermott, Chief Development Officer at FeedMore. “Additionally, as we enter the summer months, when hungry families need additional food for children home on school vacations, this drive helps keep our Distribution Center stocked with nutritious food items to help our Central Virginia neighbors in need.”

“The Letter Carriers Food drive is the largest one day Food drive in America. Letter carriers deliver to every house 6 days a week, so we are the eyes and ears of every community and often times we see the need first hand,” said Thelma J. Hunt, President NALC496. “On May 13, we will