Food Lion Offers Customers an Opportunity to Gain Free Admittance to Delaware State Fair during “Food Lion Feeds Hunger Relief Day” on July 26

July 21, 2021

Food Lion, the Delaware State Fair and the Food Bank of Delaware announced today that the tenth annual “Food Lion Feeds Hunger Relief Day” will take place on Monday, July 26 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 26. This community effort is part of the tenth annual “Food Lion Feeds Hunger Relief Day” at the Delaware State Fair.

Donations received through this year’s effort will assist families in Kent and Sussex Counties struggling to put food on the table. More than 47,000 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.

“Food Lion Feeds Hunger Relief Day at the Delaware State Fair is a perfect day to visit the fair,” said Food Bank of Delaware Community Relations Director Chad Robinson. “This day is a highlight for the Food Bank of Delaware as we get to see so many community members giving back to help their neighbors in need. The pandemic shined a light on just how many of our neighbors struggle with food insecurity. These donations are greatly needed in our community. ”

“The Board of Directors and staff at the Delaware State Fair are committed to help make a difference in our community and are excited to partner with Food Lion and the Food Bank of Delaware.  Food Lion Hunger Relief Day is a highlight of the ten days of the fair as we celebrate our community members coming together to help Delaware families in need,” said Danny Aguilar Delaware State Fair Assistant General Manager.

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
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned soups
  • Tuna fish
  • Peanut butter
  • Cereal
  • Pasta

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

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