Food Lion Feeds Awards $1 Million in Grants to Nearly 600 Hunger Relief Agencies


May 5, 2020

SALISBURY, N.C. – Food Lion Feeds today announced the recipients of $1 million in grant funding being awarded to nearly 600 feeding agencies across its 10-state footprint as part of its continued efforts to care for neighbors impacted by COVID-19. The funds are being distributed to local feeding agencies affiliated with the 30 regional Feeding America food bank partners across the towns and cities in Food Lion’s service area, including Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina. Food Lion has partnered with the Food Bank for more than 24 years as part of its mission to end hunger in our communities. These grant resources will enable each agency to purchase food and other critical items needed to meet increasing demand during this unprecedented time.

A list of local feeding agencies receiving the grants can be found below, and a full list of grant recipients can be found here. The grants are part of the more than $3.1 million in COVID-19 relief efforts Food Lion announced recently, representing the largest single community relief donation ever made by the retailer.

“This is an unprecedented and challenging time, and we know our neighbors are counting on us more than ever to help nourish their families,” said Meg Ham, Food Lion president. "From schoolchildren missing meals while schools are out, to parents who have lost jobs, and seniors who are struggling to make ends meet, we’re committed to serving all of our neighbors now more than ever. We are doing what we can to support our food bank partners and these local feeding agencies that share our passion for ensuring none of our neighbors have to worry about where their next meal will come from.”

This is the one of many steps Food Lion is taking to support its neighbors impacted by COVID-19.

Previously, the retailer announced:

$500,000 to support local Feeding America affiliated food bank partners in Food Lion’s 10-state footprint and $100,000 to Feeding America’s overall COVID-19 relief efforts

$500,000 donation to fund medical research at UNC Health, where scientists are working to develop promising treatments, protective vaccines and public health practices for COVID-19.

$1 million for the Lion’s Pride Foundation, its associate emergency care fund to support associates whose families may be impacted.

$500,000 in gift cards and reusable bags in a partnership with school districts in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia to supplement their efforts to provide meals to children who are eligible for the National School Lunch Program.

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina feeding agencies receiving grant money include:

AgencyCityStateAmount Awarded

5 Loaves 2 FishHigh PointNorth Carolina$1,000

A Gift of Giving, IncHigh PointNorth Carolina$750

A Storehouse for JesusMocksvilleNorth Carolina$1,000

Ashe County Sharing Center, Inc.JeffersonNorth Carolina$750

Ashe Outreach Ministries, Inc.CrestonNorth Carolina$3,000

Ashe Really CaresWest JeffersonNorth Carolina$1,000

Backpack BeginningsGreensboroNorth Carolina$4,000

Blessed Sacrament ChurchBurlingtonNorth Carolina$5,000

Breakthrough Community Church Shalom Food PantryMebaneNorth Carolina$1,500

Burnett's Chapel Christian ChurchGrahamNorth Carolina$750

Caldwell County Yokefellow, IncLenoirNorth Carolina$1,500

Caring Services, IncHigh PointNorth Carolina$1,000

Caswell County Parish, IncYanceyvilleNorth Carolina$3,000

Celia Phelps Memorial United Methodist ChurchGreensboroNorth Carolina$1,000

Central Triad ChurchWinston SalemNorth Carolina$1,000

Christ Boulevard United Methodist ChurchStatesville North Carolina$1,000

Christian Crisis Center of Alexander CountyTaylorsville North Carolina$1,500

Church of The Ascension: Our Daily Bread Food PantryAdvanceNorth Carolina$1,000

Clemmons Food PantryClemmonsNorth Carolina$4,000

Communities in Schools of Thomasville, Inc.ThomasvilleNorth Carolina$5,000

Cooleemee Community Food PantryCooleemeeNorth Carolina$1,000

Davie High Hunger FightersMocksvilleNorth Carolina$2,500

Dreamalign MinistriesGrahamNorth Carolina$1,000

East Stokes Outreach MinistryWalnut CoveNorth Carolina$1,000

Ephesus Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchWinston-SalemNorth Carolina$1,000

Foothills Food PantryDobsonNorth Carolina$1,000

Free Indeed Outreach MinistryGreensboroNorth Carolina$1,000

Grace Episcopal ChurchLexingtonNorth Carolina$1,000

Grants and Programs CoordinatorBooneNorth Carolina$1,000

Greater Things Outreach CenterLexingtonNorth Carolina$1,000

Greensboro Urban MinistryGreensboroNorth Carolina$6,000

H.O.P.E. Of Winston-SalemWinston SalemNorth Carolina$1,500

He Cares Inc.ThomasvilleNorth Carolina$1,500

Helping Hands Foundation of Surry, IncMount AiryNorth Carolina$750

Helping Hands High Point Inc.High PointNorth Carolina$1,000

Hope OutreachHigh PointNorth Carolina$750

Hospitality House of Northwest North CarolinaBooneNorth Carolina$4,000

Iglesia Nueva Vida, Inc.Winston-Salem, North Carolina$1,000

Julian United Methodist ChurchJulianNorth Carolina$1,000

Least of These Ministries, Inc.LexingtonNorth Carolina$1,000

Lenoir Soup Kitchen Inc.LenoirNorth Carolina$1,500

Life Changing 0utreachBurlingtonNorth Carolina$750

Locust Grove BaptistBrown SummitNorth Carolina$1,000

Locust Hill United Methodist Church Food PantryReidsvilleNorth Carolina$750

Lot 2540 Inc.MayodanNorth Carolina$3,500

Love Community Development CorporationWinston-SalemNorth Carolina$1,000

Matthew 25 MinistriesHarmonyNorth Carolina$1,000

Melfield United Church of ChristHaw RiverNorth Carolina$1,000

Men in Christ, Inc.ReidsvilleNorth Carolina$1,000

Mountain Grove ChurchGranite FallsNorth Carolina$1,000

Mt. Pisgah Good Samaritan PantryHickoryNorth Carolina$1,000

New Beginnings Full Gospel Ministries, Inc.High PointNorth Carolina$1,500

New Damascus Baptist ChurchWilkesboroNorth Carolina$2,500

North Lexington Baptist ChurchLexingtonNorth Carolina$1,500

Northern Stokes Food PantryWestfieldNorth Carolina$3,500

Osborne Baptist Church D.B.A Rockingham HopeEdenNorth Carolina$1,000

Our FatherGreensboro North Carolina$750

Pay-It-Forward Food Pantry, Inc.LenoirNorth Carolina$1,000

Pilgrim Baptist Church Food PantryWilkesboroNorth Carolina$1,000

Reidsville Outreach CenterReidsvilleNorth Carolina$1,000

Renaissance Road ChurchColfaxNorth Carolina$750

Salvation Army of Davidson CountyLexingtonNorth Carolina$1,000

Services for The Deaf and Hard Of Hearing Of Davidson CountyLexingtonNorth Carolina$1,000

Solid Rock Food ClosetSpartaNorth Carolina$1,000

South Caldwell Christian MinistriesGranite FallsNorth Carolina$1,500

South Davidson Family Resource CenterDentonNorth Carolina$1,000

St. Peter's We Care HouseWinston-SalemNorth Carolina$1,000

St. Stephen Missionary Baptist ChurchWinston-SalemNorth Carolina$1,000

Stokesdale Church of God Family Outreach CenterStokesdaleNorth Carolina$1,000

The Pastor's Pantry (Targeting Senior Hunger)LexingtonNorth Carolina$1,000

The Salvation Army of AsheboroAsheboroNorth Carolina$1,000

The Salvation Army of Davidson Co.LexingtonNorth Carolina$1,000

The Salvation Army of Greater Winston-SalemWinston-SalemNorth Carolina$3,500

The Salvation Army of GreensboroGreensboroNorth Carolina$750

The Salvation Army of Mt. AiryMt. AiryNorth Carolina$750

The Salvation Army of StatesvilleStatesvilleNorth Carolina$1,000

The Shalom Project, Inc.Winston-SalemNorth Carolina$1,000

The Shepherd's HouseMount AiryNorth Carolina$1,000

Thomasville Community MinistryThomasvilleNorth Carolina$1,000

Tri County Christian Crisis MinistryElkinNorth Carolina$750

Triad Dream CenterWinston-SalemNorth Carolina$1,500

Triad Food Pantry of The Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchHigh PointNorth Carolina$4,000

Union Grove UMC Food PantryOlinNorth Carolina$1,000

Vandalia Presbyterian Church Food BankGreensboroNorth Carolina$1,000

Wells Memorial Church of God in ChristGreensboroNorth Carolina$1,000

Whole Man MinistriesClemmonsNorth Carolina$1,000

Winston-Salem Rescue MissionWinston-SalemNorth Carolina$5,000

Yokefellow MinistryMount AiryNorth Carolina$1,000

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 68,000 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 donated more than 500 million meals to individuals and families since 2014 and has committed to donate 1 billion more meals by 2025. Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Ahold Delhaize. For more information, visit