Food Lion donating 49,000 meals to match Panthers’ 49 points

Published 5:05 pm Monday, January 25, 2016

Food Lion Feeds is donating 49,000 meals to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in honor of the Carolina Panthers scoring 49 points in yesterday’s NFC championship game in Charlotte, the company said in a news release today. Food Lion is donating 1,000 meals for each point scored during the game in honor of its hometown team.

“We are so excited about their big win and upcoming trip to the big game,” said Christy Phillips-Brown, Food Lion’s director of external communications and community relations. “We thought this was a great way to honor our hometown team since hunger-relief is a cause we support together in Charlotte.”

Through Food Lion Feeds, the company has committed 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 partnered with Charlotte teams on hunger-relief donations through organization such as Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.