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LindaBen Foundation Receives Donation from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation
Feeding the Hungry grant addresses food insecurity; supports nutrition education
Columbia, Maryland – LindaBen Foundation has received $2,700 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help nourish neighbors experiencing hunger. The Feeding the Hungry grant supports Nourishing Futures’ efforts to increase capacity to serve more neighbors. In addition, the grant supports community feeding partners by helping neighbors increase their access to nutritious food and providing nutrition education to eliminate health risks for those experiencing food insecurity.
The mission at LindaBen Foundation is deeply rooted in the belief that good health and healthy food is a cornerstone of thriving communities.
“This generous support from Food Lion Feeds propels us forward in our enduring commitment to eradicating nutritional deficiencies, bridging health disparities, and fostering a culture of wellness,” said Anna Beavan and Founder and Executive Director. “With Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation’s partnership, we’re not only distributing food; we’re sowing seeds of health and hope, cultivating a future where optimal health and nutrition are accessible realities for all. This is a leap towards our vision of a nurtured, empowered community where healthy living is a shared journey.”
The grant received from the foundation will be instrumental in expanding the ‘Food as Medicine’ program, a cornerstone initiative. This pivotal support also enables LindaBen Foundation to provide a greater number of individuals and families with access to fresh, nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables, crucial for maintaining optimal health. Additionally, the grant will bolster efforts in providing access to Nutritional Therapy sessions, designed to educate and empower community members about the importance of a balanced, healthy diet.
The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is committed to supporting families facing food insecurity across its 10-state footprint. Established in 2001, the foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to feeding local neighbors in the communities it serves. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $18.1 million in grants.
About The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation
The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C. Established in 2001, the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to eliminating hunger. The charitable foundation has provided more than $18.1 million in grant funding, helping to nourish communities with fresh food for backpack programs, Kids Café’s, and other hunger-relief programs as well as funding for long-term programs to help shorten the lines at food banks. The charitable foundation partners with Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief agency, in addition to local food agencies serving the 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states in which Food Lion operates. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com/pages/food-lion-feeds.
About Food Lion
Food Lion is an omnichannel retailer committed to nourishing its neighbors during the moments that matter most. More than 82,000 associates across 1,100+ stores deliver an easy, fresh and affordable shopping experience throughout 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. Through its ‘Count on me’ culture, Food Lion fosters a sense of belonging for all associates, promoting a diverse and inclusive environment that has supported LGBTQ+ equality for nearly two decades. Food Lion is the only company in the country to be named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for 22 consecutive years. It also pioneered a food rescue program to support food-insecure neighbors. Through Food Lion Feeds, the retailer has donated more than 1 billion meals to individuals and families since 2014 and has committed to donate 1.5 billion meals by 2025. Founded and based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Ahold Delhaize. For more information, visit foodlion.com.