The Queen Anne’s County Backpack Childhood Hunger Program Receives a Donation from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation
The Queen Anne’s County Backpack Childhood Hunger Program has received $2,500 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help feed neighbors in their time of need.
In partnership with the local Queen Anne’s County schools and churches, the totally volunteer QAC Backpack Program provides weekend meals for children who are at risk of hunger on weekends and holidays when school is not in session. During the summer, the Program supports children in the QAC Public School Migrant Program and the School Summer Enrichment Programs at 4 Title I schools.
“The Queen Anne’s County Backpack Program and the families we serve are extremely grateful for this generous grant from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation,” said Kathy Sells and Vincent Radosta, Backpack Program Co-Chairs.
“The Backpack Program relies on the generosity of caring individuals, churches, local organizations and the Queen Anne’s County Department of Children and Families, all dedicated to addressing childhood hunger in our local communities. During the 2022/23 school year, the QAC Backpack Program provided 2,200+ weekend meals to 580 children in our local schools. The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation grant will help the QAC Program provide weekend meals for about 275 children attending the QAC Public School summer sessions and provide over 1,000 bags of food and 2,000 snacks during the summer. We are also grateful for the 60+ volunteers who assist the Program year-round in providing the needed weekend food to children in 13 QAC Schools.”
The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is committed to supporting families facing food insecurity across its 10-state footprint. Established in 2001, the foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to feeding local neighbors in the communities it serves. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $17.8 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 $17.8 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 is an omnichannel retailer committed to nourishing its neighbors during the moments that matter most. More than 82,000 associates across 1,100+ stores deliver an easy, fresh and affordable shopping experience throughout 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. Through its ‘Count on me’ culture, Food Lion fosters a sense of belonging for all associates, promoting a diverse and inclusive environment that has supported LGBTQ+ equality for nearly two decades. Food Lion is the only company in the country to be named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for 22 consecutive years. It also pioneered a food rescue program to support food-insecure neighbors. Through Food Lion Feeds, the retailer has donated more than 1 billion meals to individuals and families since 2014 and has committed to donate 1.5 billion meals by 2025. Founded and based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Ahold Delhaize. For more information, visit foodlion.com.
For media inquiries contact Queen Anne's County Public Information Manager, Beth Malasky at 410-490-8401 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Backpack for Kids Committee a component of the Queen Anne’s County Local Management Board Collective contact Vincent Radosta, 301-633-9944, email@example.com