Food Lion Offers Customers an Opportunity to Gain Free Admittance to Delaware State Fair during “Food Lion Feeds Hunger Relief Day” on July 25

July 20, 2016

Food Lion, the Delaware State Fair and the Food Bank of Delaware announced today that the fifth annual “Food Lion Feeds Hunger Relief Day” will take place on Monday, July 25 at the Delaware State Fair.

Fair attendees who bring five Food Lion brand canned or boxed goods will in exchange receive free gate admittance to the Delaware State Fair from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., on Monday, July 25. This community effort is part of the fifth annual “Food Lion Feeds Hunger Relief Day” at the Delaware State Fair.

“At Food Lion, we believe no one should have to choose between dinner and paying rent or gasoline and buying groceries, said Bob Mills, Food Lion’s execution and implementation specialist for the Delaware market.” That’s why we’re so passionate about helping to end hunger in our local communities. We know the community’s help from past events has helped us to feed people in Delaware who otherwise would have to make those tough choices.”

Donations received through this year’s effort will assist families in Kent and Sussex Counties struggling to put food on the table. More than 43,000 residents of Kent and Sussex counties are considered food insecure, meaning their access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year.

“We always look forward to Food Lion Feeds Hunger Relief Day at the Delaware State Fair! It’s amazing to see the generosity of our community. Last year was a great success as we collected 23,419 meals for residents of Kent and Sussex Counties who are struggling with hunger,” said Food Bank of Delaware Milford Branch Director Chad Robinson. “With the help of our community, we hope to exceed last year’s total and stock our local food pantries with much-needed essentials.”

“We are hard at work preparing for another big year for the Food Lion Hunger Relief Day.  The Delaware State Fair is thankful for the continued support from Food Lion as we continue to work year after year in collecting the much needed food to help support the community,” said Assistant General Manager for the Delaware State Fair Danny Aguilar.

Volunteers from Food Lion and the Food Bank of Delaware will accept donations at all gates.  No items stored in glass will be accepted. Some of the Food Bank of Delaware’s most-needed items include the following:

  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Canned soups
  • Tuna fish
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned meats
  • Cereal
  • Pasta

For more information about the Delaware State Fair, please visit www.delawarestatefair.com.

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