The Food Lion Charitable Foundation has donated $2,000 toÂ Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties, or ADFAC, a press release said.
The donation comes just in time to help feed local residents this summer, the press release said. ADFAC will use the gift to provide vouchers for fresh food for local families experiencing economic hardship.
â€œWe are thrilled to receive this contribution,” said Liz Herbes, director of ADFACâ€™s Social Services program.Â “It will provide much-needed relief from hunger for dozens of our less fortunate neighbors.”
ADFAC, an independent nonprofit agency established in 1987, exists to serve the basic needs of primarily low-income residents in Anderson and surrounding Appalachian counties. ADFAC’s goal is to help families become stable and self-sufficient through a variety of direct assistance services provided by our Social Services and Affordable Housing programs. ADFAC answers more than 6,000 requests for assistance each year.
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 is based in Salisbury, N.C., and the company has more than 1,100 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than 63,000 associates. The press release saidÂ Food Lion has been a strong philanthropic partner in the communities it serves for more than 50 years, and 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.”Â By the end of 2020, the company has pledged to provide 500 million meals to families in need in its local communities, theÂ releaseÂ said.