Evergreen Community Charter School Receives Donation from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation

Evergreen Community Charter School has received $1,200 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents.

Evergreen will use the gift to meet the nutritional needs of students and families.

“The beauty in all of this is connection,” said Sarah Hartnett, Director of Student Services at Evergreen. “When we connect with individuals it makes each person stronger to walk through their day, learn in their experiences, and to give and receive in support of our community.”

Food Lion’s donation will nourish Evergreen’s food pantry, Robin’s Nest. Created last fall in partnership with MANNA FoodBank and with the work of parent volunteers, Robin’s Nest houses frozen meats, pastas, breads, eggs, fresh and canned fruit and veggies, baking supplies, condiments, crackers, and even some chocolate. In doing so, the school ensures no student, regardless of reason, goes without.

Established in 2001, the Food Lion Feeds 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 $12 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 $12 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.