Rowan Helping Ministries accepts $5000 from Food Lion Foundation | Community Spirit
SALISBURY - Rowan Helping Ministries has received $5,000 from the Food Lion Charitable Foundation just in time for the holiday season to help local residents. Rowan Helping Ministries will use the gift to provide groceries to help those with limited financial resources as well as provide daily nutritious meals to the hungry.
Food Lion was the first grocery store in the area to establish a food donation program with Rowan Helping Ministries. Rowan Helping Ministries, 2nd Helping Drivers have been collecting food from Food Lion for over two decades. Food Lion has sponsored a major fundraiser “Pass the Plate”, in the past, and is funding the Rowan Helping Ministries New Expansion project, Rowan Helping Ministries will rename the Food Pantry, “The Food Lion Food Center”.
“The faithful support of Food Lion and our mission at Rowan Helping Ministries go hand in hand, because of Food Lion and their support, we have been able to assist more families and individuals who visit Rowan Helping Ministries than ever before, together we are making a difference here in our community” states Kyna Foster, Executive Director of Rowan Helping Ministries.
Established in 2001, the Food Lion Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry in the communities it serves. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $9 million in grants.
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is a company of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates more than 1,100 supermarkets. The company employs approximately 58,000 associates delivering quality products, low prices and service to customers in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.