Food Lion to match donations for hurricane assistance

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 2, 2022

Staff report

SALISBURY — Food Lion Feeds, the grocer’s hunger relief initiative, is moving quickly after Hurricane Ian to raise funds for meals and assistance to residents affected by the devastation.

From Oct. 5-18, Food Lion customers at its more than 1,100 stores across 10 states will have the option to make a cash donation at the register to support those in the path of Hurricane Ian. All proceeds will benefit American Red Cross relief efforts, and Food Lion will match register donations up to $30,000.

“We know our customers share our commitment to helping our neighbors during times of need,” said Jennifer Blanchard, director of community relations at Food Lion, in a news release. “Our associates and customers know they can count on Food Lion to be there before, during and after the storm, and this campaign is another opportunity for us to help our neighbors in need in a meaningful way.”

The American Red Cross has significant relief efforts underway in the hurricane’s path, including providing volunteers, supplies and help to the areas impacted most.

“As Ian tracks toward the Carolinas, we are reminded of the catastrophic damage that the hurricane has already left in its path. Our hearts and thoughts are with our neighbors in Florida,” said Allison Taylor, regional executive of the Greater Carolinas Region of the American Red Cross. “As Red Crossers, we are committed to providing comfort and hope to those affected by this storm in the weeks and months ahead. We are grateful for the tremendous support of Food Lion and its shoppers in ensuring that we are able to do this lifesaving work.”

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