The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank has received a donation of $3,500 from the Food Lion Charitable Foundation. Central Pennsylvania Food Bank will use the gift to purchase food that will be distributed in the emergency food network in Franklin County.
“The needs of the less fortunate have never been greater and the role of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank has become critical in meeting the basic nutritional needs of central Pennsylvania families, including at-risk children and seniors,” said Joe Arthur, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Executive Director. “We are committed to continuing the effort to combat hunger in our communities, and we thank Food Lion for their commitment to the Food Bank and the people we serve in Franklin County.”
This donation of $3,500 will enable the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to supply 21,000 meals to the residents of Franklin County, augmenting the ongoing efforts to fight hunger in the area. In 2011, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank distributed more than 590,000 pounds of nutritious food to the residents of Franklin County.
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 57,000 associates delivering quality products, low prices and service to customers in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. For more information, visit foodlion.com.