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Children's Homes of Cleveland County receives donation from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation

Shelby, NC - Children's Homes of Cleveland County has received $2,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help provide for young people preparing for independence. Children's Homes will use the gift to purchase groceries and supplies for the transitional apartments that will be opening in February for young people, age 18-21 who are moving out of foster care.
Board Chair Justin Merritt says, "On behalf of the Board of Directors of Children's Homes of Cleveland County, we are extremely grateful to Food Lion for their generous $2,000 Passage Place grant. This grant will allow the independent living apartments to be fully furnished with groceries and supplies when the homes are occupied. We simply could not achieve these goals without such strong support from our community partners. We truly appreciate this gift and know that it will have a positive impact on the lives of young adults in Cleveland County."
Established in 2001, the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry in the communities it serves. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $12 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 $12 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, based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, has more than 1,000 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than 63,000 associates. By leveraging its longstanding heritage of low prices and convenient locations, Food Lion is working to own the easiest full shop grocery experience in the Southeast, anchored by a strong commitment to affordability, freshness and the communities it serves. Through Food Lion Feeds, the company has committed to provide 500 million meals to individuals and families in need by the end of 2020. Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Royal Ahold Delhaize Group. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.
Submitted by Margie Christopher


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