Williamsburg Area Meals on Wheels Receives Gift from Food Lion

Williamsburg, Va. - Williamsburg Area Meals on Wheels has received $3,000 from the Food Lion Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents. Williamsburg Area Meals on Wheels will use the gift to purchased hot, noon-time meals for Williamsburg-area residents.

"Providing daily basic nutrition to local residents in need is our ultimate goal. Without grants from Corporations and their foundations like the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation, Meals on Wheels would not be able to continue providing meals to everyone in need without a waiting list," said Catherine Upton, Meals on Wheels Executive Director.

The purpose of Meals on Wheels is to provide hot, nutritious, home delivered noon-time meals to adults unable to provide meals for themselves and have no one available to assist them. The program is based on need rather than age or income status. We have five projects that help us fight hunger in our community, including hot noontime meals, emergency packages twice a year to be used when volunteers cannot deliver daily meals, weekend meals to select clients with no other resources, breakfast for those most in need and a quarterly nutrition education newsletter. Wheels on Wheels staffs about 145 dedicated volunteers who deliver the daily meals.

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 $9 million in grants.

About Food Lion
The Food Lion based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, now has more than 1,100 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. Food Lion is a company of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.

About Food Lion Feeds
For more than 50 years, Food Lion has been a strong philanthropic partner in the communities it serves. As a grocer, Food Lion's business id food. The company believes that no one should have between dinner and paying the rent or gasoline and buying groceries. Through Food Lion Feeds, Food Lion is working to create a better tomorrow by uniting with customers and partners to eliminate the choices families are forced to make when they are hungry. By the end of 2020, the company has pledged to provide 500 million meals to families in need in its local communities. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com/feeds

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