Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity received $2,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help make sure Habitat families are not starting a new year without enough to eat. Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity will use the gift to help set up Habitat homeowners for success.
“We are so grateful to receive funding from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation,” said Central SC Habitat for Humanity Executive Director, Roy Kramer. We are preparing to build 70 homes over 10 years and this will help us serve our hardworking families who have completed the program.”
After a family moves into their new Habitat home, Central SC Habitat for Humanity stocks their pantry with household goods and canned foods. Kramer says that having food in the home helps a family thrive, while they are becoming acclimated to homeownership. 23 families are currently enrolled in the Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity program and are waiting for their “forever homes” to be constructed. During the 2-year program, Habitat candidate homeowners pay off debt, experience financial growth and overcome hardships.
Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity was formed in 1985, as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. For 33 years, Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity has provided affordable housing to those in need in Richland, Lexington, and Fairfield counties. To date Central SC Habitat for Humanity has built over 285 houses; that works out to 8 homes every year. Of those homes, 79 families have paid off their mortgages.
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.