United Ministries Receives Gift from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation

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United Ministries has received $1,725 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents.  United Ministries will use the gift to purchase food for their food pantry that serves over 3,000 people each year.

“It takes a community coming together to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to thrive. This gift from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation will help to alleviate hunger for Greenville County families,” says Tony McDade, Executive Director of United Ministries.

Food assistance is one part of the compassionate care that United Ministries provides to families and individuals experiencing poverty. United Ministries focuses on guiding people on the transformative journey to self-sufficiency. Those who seek food or financial assistance from United Ministries are introduced to the organization’s free programs and services aimed at increasing financial stability, such as GED preparation, certified job training, and assistance in the job search process.

Many local congregations, schools, and businesses conduct food drives to donate through United Ministries’ food pantry.  United Ministries will spend approximately $20,000 this year to supplement these food drives. Grants and financial contributions, such as the one from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation, help to meet the need for hunger alleviation in the community.

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 $10 million in grants.

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.

About United Ministries
Located in downtown Greenville’s West End, United Ministries has been working for 48 years to give everyone the opportunity to participate in the prosperity of our community.  Originally established by local congregations to meet the crisis needs of people living in poverty, the agency has evolved to focus on developing the potential each family possesses to become self-sufficient – and even to thrive.  The agency’s integrated service model discourages dependency on charity and promotes the dignity of work.  For more information on United Ministries please visit United-Ministries.org or call 864-335-2614.

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