02 Sep UWLC Receives Donation from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation
United Way of the Lowcountry Receives Donation from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation
United Way of the Lowcountry (UWLC) has received $2,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help feed local neighbors in their time of need. UWLC will use the gift to purchase non-perishable food items and water to include in backpacks for people experiencing homelessness in Beaufort and Jasper counties.
“We’re extremely grateful for the support of the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation,” said Dale Douthat, UWLC President and CEO. “The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have put more of our neighbors at risk of entering homelessness. This gift will help us provide a bit of comfort during trying times.”
The UWLC Homeless Backpack program provides items that are often difficult for anyone homeless to obtain on their own. Each backpack includes an assortment of basic necessities including non-perishable food, water and hygiene products. They are distributed through UWLC partner agencies as well as through direct contact with individuals in need.
The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is committed to supporting families facing food insecurity across our 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 $15 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 $15 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, based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, has more than 1,100 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than 82,000 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 www.foodlion.com or job applicants may visit www.foodlion.com/careers.
About United Way of the Lowcountry
Mission – United Way of the Lowcountry’s mission is to mobilize resources to solve human problems.
Vision – United Way of the Lowcountry’s vision is to be the leading force for social change to improve basic needs, education, health, and financial stability outcomes for the citizens of Beaufort and Jasper Counties.