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Food Lion supporting Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts

SALISBURY – Food Lion is donating $100,000 in gift cards, food and water to food banks in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia to help provide relief to those significantly impacted by Hurricane Matthew, the retailer said in a news release.

In addition, Food Lion is donating $25,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief and is inviting customers to help deliver aid to those facing devastating flooding and other damage from the hurricane that struck the region this past weekend.

“For nearly 60 years, Food Lion has been a proud neighbor in many local communities across our 10 states,” said Food Lion President Meg Ham. “Part of being a good neighbor is being there to lend a hand to support communities during a time of need. Caring for our customers and communities is an integral part of who we are as a company and what our associates do every day.  And, it’s times like these where we have the responsibility to be there for our communities in and around our stores affected by Hurricane Matthew.

“We’re humbled and proud to bring our resources together to get much needed food, water and other supplies to our food bank partners in the areas affected by this devastation and partner with our wide network of customers to raise additional disaster relief funds to aid communities across North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia. We hope our customers will join us in lending much needed support to these communities recovering from severe flooding.”

Food Lion will accept register donations to support Red Cross disaster relief in the wake of these floods and other crises across the country. Donations help provide assistance such as food and water to victims of disaster. Food Lion customers can donate in-store at any Food Lion location through Oct. 18. Customers can visit www.foodlion.com/stores to find their nearest Food Lion location.

As travel restrictions ease, the grocer will continue to send truckloads of priority items, like water, ready-to-eat meals and snacks, canned goods, cleaning supplies and more, to its feeding partners in states hit hard by the hurricane and their associated feeding agencies.

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