Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity received $5,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation, a gift that is needed now more than ever, as Habitat families face additional hurdles brought on by the pandemic. Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity will use the gift to supply families with food.
“The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation has been an incredible community partner over the years, “ said Roy Kramer, Executive Director of Central SC Habitat for Humanity.
“Like so many nonprofits, we have had to cancel or postpone our major fundraisers this year due to Covid-19, which makes this donation more integral than ever when it comes to helping our families on the path to self-sufficiency,” Kramer said.
After a family moves into their new home, Central SC Habitat for Humanity stocks their pantry with household goods and canned foods. This helps the family thrive, while they are becoming acclimated to homeownership. There are currently 21 families in our program who are waiting for their “forever home” to be constructed.
About Central SC Habitat for Humanity
Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity was formed in 1985, as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. For 36 years, Central SC Habitat for Humanity has provided affordable housing to those in need in Richland, Lexington, and Fairfield counties.
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.
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 Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Royal Ahold Delhaize Group. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.