What: Local Food Lion Associates will renovate Harvest Food Pantry to bring awareness to Hunger Action Month through the company’s “Great Pantry Makeover” event. FeedMore nominated Harvest Food Pantry to help them continue to end hunger in Goochland, Va., and serve residents throughout the area who struggle with food insecurity.
Their story shows how tight knit the philanthropic community is in Virginia, as the original food pantry makeover recipient, Hopewell Food Pantry, gave the donation opportunity to Harvest Food Pantry. After recently receiving a generous donation, Hopewell Food Pantry knew there was a feeding organization who needed Food Lion’s help more.
Because of their decision to pay it forward, Hopewell Food Pantry and Harvest Food Pantry will receive a donation of more than 10,000 meals each. Additionally, Harvest Food Pantry will receive a new freezer, electrical upgrades, new paint and flooring at tomorrow’s event. This make over is part of Food Lion Feeds’ “Great Pantry Makeover” campaign where the grocer will remodel and stock the shelves of more than 30 local food pantries in 30 days across its 10-state footprint.
Who: Local Food Lion leaders and associates FeedMore Food Bank representatives Harvest Food Pantry representatives
When: Friday, Sept. 9, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Harvest Food Pantry 2850 Maidens Road Goochland, Va. 23063
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 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 community 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. For more information, visit www.FoodLion.com.
FeedMore is Central Virginia’s core hunger-relief organization comprised of programs like Central Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, the Mobile Pantry and Kid’s Café. Spanning nearly onethird of the state, across 34 counties and cities, FeedMore serves nearly 200,000 individuals in the region’s most vulnerable populations – children, families and seniors. Working together to effectively and efficiently fight hunger, FeedMore’s multi-tiered approach and comprehensive programs are dedicated to nourishing the community while empowering lives. For additional information, please visit feedmore.org, find us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.