Greenville County Schools was named as one of five school districts across South Carolina and Virginia to receive a child feeding grant from the Food Lion Feeds campaign.
The North Carolina-based grocery chain partnered with No Kid Hungry, a program which works to reduce the gap between the number of school children who are eligible to receive free school breakfast and those who receive the meal, and donated more than $106,000 in grants to help ensure local school districts have additional funding to support their efforts to create more sustainable infrastructures to distribute food in new, innovative ways.
“No child should ever face hunger, and through partnerships like this with No Kid Hungry, Food Lion is committed to ensuring that students can focus more on learning than where their next meal will come from,” said Food Lion Director of Community Relations Jennifer Blanchard. “The last year has been difficult for many of our neighbors. We know they’re counting on us more than ever to help nourish their families, and we’re committed to doing everything we can to support our neighbors in the towns and cities we serve.”
The five school districts receiving the grants include:
- Greenville County School District, $16,150
- Horry County Schools, Conway, South Carolina, $35,000
- Essex County Public Schools, Tappahannock, Virginia, $15,700
- Newport News Public Schools, Newport News, Virginia, $30,000
- Prince Edward County School District, Farmville, Virginia, $10,000
Through Food Lion Feeds, the retailer’s hunger-relief platform, Food Lion has donated more than 750 million meals to individuals and families since 2014 through a combination of product, financial and equipment donations, disaster relief and recovery efforts, volunteer hours by associates, in-store retail campaigns and the company’s food rescue program.