Food Bank of Delaware receives $10,000 donation from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help end child hunger

July 29, 2020

We are excited to announce a $10,000 grant from The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help provide hunger-relief to Delaware children. The funds will be used to support the Food Bank’s summer backpack program for kids.

Through the program, children at risk of weekend hunger, receive bags full of easy-to-prepare food and drinks.

Due to COVID-19, the Food Bank of Delaware expects food insecurity rates in Delaware to increase by more than 50,000 individuals, including 18,000-plus children. During the stay-at-home order, demands for food assistance more than doubled. Thanks to the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation, we will be able to provide children with food all summer long.

“The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is proud to support the food bank’s work to fight child hunger because no child should have to worry about where their next meal will come from,” said Adam Bass, president of the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation.  “At Food Lion, we are continuing to look for ways we can support food banks during this critical time as they are working overtime to respond to ever-increasing needs.  It is our hope that this grant will ease their burden and enable them to continue to help provide meals to the many children relying on them.”

The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is committed to supporting families facing food insecurity in communities across our footprint. Their commitment to help is demonstrated through their partnership with the Feeding America network of food banks. Last year, Food Lion donated close to $100,000 to Food Bank of Delaware hunger-relief efforts.

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