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Food Lion Feeds Donation Helps Food-Insecure Students


The VGCC Foundation has received $1,500 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation (FLFCF) to help nourish students experiencing hunger. The Feeding the Hungry grant supports The VGCC Foundation’s efforts by purchasing food items that will ultimately help tackle food insecurity among VGCC students. In addition, the grants support community feeding partners by helping neighbors increase their access to nutritious food and providing nutrition education to eliminate health risks for those experiencing food insecurity.

The VGCC Foundation aims to reduce food insecurity through its food pantry that serves students at all VGCC campuses. These campuses are located in Vance, Granville, Warren, and Franklin Counties. The food pantry is a one-stop shop for food and hygiene items for students and is sustained through a partnership with NC Food Bank, fundraisers, donations of items, and monetary gifts. VGCCF will use this generous gift from FLFCF to purchase food items and support healthy eating initiatives for its students.

The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation supports families facing food insecurity across its 10-state footprint. Established in 2001, FLFCF provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to feeding local neighbors in the communities it serves. Since its inception, FLFCF has awarded more than $18.1 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, NC. 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 $18.1 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

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, NC, since 1957, Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the US division of Zaandam-based Ahold Delhaize. For more information, visit

Representatives of the VGCC Foundation receive the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation's Feeding the Hungry grant.