Today, Food Lion Feeds and Smithfield Foods announced a partnership and
donation of fresh and non-perishable food items to local families in
Augusta, Ga. The donation, which is part of Food Lion's and Smithfield's
shared mission to alleviate hunger and address food insecurity across
the country, will take place Tuesday, April 11.
Together, Food Lion Feeds and Smithfield will provide 100 Easter meal
bags containing an assortment of fresh and private-brand grocery items,
and 100 Smithfield hams to local families. Each family has been
pre-selected by Golden Harvest Food Bank, which serves more than 200,000
people who are food insecure across northeast Georgia and southwest
"Food Lion Feeds is proud to partner with Smithfield to help our
neighbors in need," said Currie Dalton, director of operations for Food
Lion's Augusta, Ga., market. "We know some in our communities have to
make tough choices every day when they are hungry and we want to help
eliminate those choices, especially at Easter. This donation will
provide much-needed nourishment to individuals across the city."
In addition to ham, each Easter meal bag includes sweet potatoes, green
beans, corn, cornbread stuffing, carrots, brown gravy mix and more.
"At Smithfield, we feed people-it's what we do," said Dennis Pittman,
senior director of hunger relief for Smithfield Foods. "We are honored
to partner with Food Lion Feeds for this donation, which is part of our
national Helping Hungry Homes® hunger-relief initiative.
These meal packages will providehigh-quality protein and support to
many families in the Augusta, Ga., area who may have gone without this
The event, which will take place at the food bank located at 3310
Commerce Drive in Augusta, Georgia, is only open to those families
pre-selected by the food bank. Food Lion Feeds is working toward its
commitment to provide 500 million meals by the end of 2020. To date, the
company has already donated more than 280 million meals.
About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, has more than 1,000
stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than
63,000 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 committed to provide 500
million meals to individuals and families in need by the end of 2020.
Food Lion is a company of Delhaize America, a U.S. division of
Zaandam-based Royal Ahold Delhaize Group. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.
About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $14 billion global food company and the world's
largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the
company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with
popular brands including Smithfield?, Eckrich?,
Nathan's Famous?, Farmland?, Armour?,
John Morrell?, Cook's?, Kretschmar?,
Gwaltney?, Curly's?, Margherita?,
Carando?, Healthy Ones?, Krakus?,
Morliny? and Berlinki?. Smithfield Foods is
committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains
robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety,
environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more
information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com.
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