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Biz Roundup: Food Lion Feeds to renovate, restock food pantries

SALISBURY — In conjunction with Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month, Food Lion associates and the company’s community food bank partners will fight hunger with more than $202,000 in renovations to five pantries within its footprint.

Additionally, through the hunger-relief initiative Food Lion Feeds, associates will restock 105 smaller feeding agencies to help children, veterans and seniors who are facing food insecurity.

In the fifth year of Food Lion Feeds’ “Great Pantry Makeover,” significant renovations include rebuilding hunger-relief facilities devastated by floods and fire, increasing capacity for food pantries on college campuses to fight student hunger and expanding facilities to serve more of Food Lion’s neighbors in need.

Additionally, 105 smaller feeding agencies throughout Food Lion’s 10-state footprint will be restocked.

“Giving back to our communities is part of who we are at Food Lion and something we care deeply about,” said Emma Inman, director of external communications and community relations for Food Lion. “This year’s Great Pantry Makeover effort is focused on providing a larger impact to agencies and the communities they serve.”

The five locations to received major renovations are Second Harvest Food Bank of the Northwest in Winston-Salem; Wake Tech Community College in Raleigh; Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore in Norfolk, Virginia; Interfaith Coalition in Hancock, Maryland; and the Horry County Council on Aging in Conway, South Carolina.

For more information, visit foodlion.com/feeds.

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