Action in Community Through Service (ACTS) Receives Donation from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation
June 27, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dumfries, VA – Action in Community Through Service (ACTS) has received $2,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help feed neighbors in their time of need. ACTS will use this gift to help feed over 700 families a month.
"This donation from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation gives ACTS a significant boost in our ability to feed over 700 families a month and continue our mission to help our neighbors in crisis. Thank you very much, Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation," said David Strand, ACTS Interim CEO.
This donation will provide ACTS the opportunity to better serve the food needs of the community by purchasing milk, cheese, yogurt, butter and other perishable dairy products. This donation enhances ACTS' partnership with its local Food Lion stores. The local Food Lion stores play a significant role in helping ACTS nourish neighbors experiencing food insecurity. Local Food Lion stores provide ACTS Hunger Prevention Center with weekly donations of produce, meat and pastries. This partnership helps ACTS successfully carry out its mission to "foster Hope, provide Relief, and promote Self-sufficiency for Prince William area neighbors in crisis."
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 $17.8 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 $17.8 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/in-our-community.
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.