Food Lion donates $500,000 to N.C. food banks

Meghann Evans/Winston-Salem Journal Winston-Salem Journal-10/09/13

Food Lion donates $500,000 to N.C. food banks

Food Lion donates $500,000 to N.C. food banks

Food Lion announced Wednesday that it is providing $500,000 in gift cards to North Carolina food banks, and Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC will receive 22,000 of the $5 cards.
Food Lion’s donation is in response to the state’s temporary suspension of Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children Program benefits because of the federal government shutdown.
“Food Lion is pleased to take a leading role across the state in providing critical funding to North Carolina food banks that will begin to receive increased requests in the coming weeks,” said Beth Newlands Campbell, president of Food Lion.