Introduction & History
Being a leading corporate citizen requires commitment to the community. Realizing this, Food Lion, LLC sought a way to strengthen and enrich the lives of people in the communities Food Lion, LLC serves. The Food Lion Charitable Foundation was established in 2001 as part of a charitable giving program to provide financial support to eliminate hunger in our communities through Feeding America and United Way member agencies in our 11-state operating area.
The Food Lion Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to eliminating hunger through Feeding America and United Way member agencies.
Preference for funding is given to organizations or programs that involve Food Lion, LLC associates and are located in Food Lion, LLC's marketing territory. The Foundation considers requests from organizations that feed the hungry with a focus on eliminating hunger.
Guidelines for Giving
Contributions are considered for established feeding agencies with 501(c)(3) designations who:
- (1) have an active and responsible board of trustees;
- (2) exhibit ethical publicity methods and solicitation of funds;
- (3) provide for an appropriate audit to reveal income and disbursements in reasonable detail, and
- (4) can demonstrate long-term financial viability.
In determining which programs to support, the Foundation considers the benefit to the community, other area programs supported recently, and whether those programs are similar to those currently being considered.
In the past, Food Lion has given funds to feeding agencies, such as the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, Charlotte, NC; Harvest Hope Food Bank, Columbia, SC; Meals on Wheels, Richmond, VA; Lutheran Community Services, Wilmington, DE; and Fentress County Food Bank, Allardt, TN.
All contributions are made at the sole discretion of the Food Lion Charitable Foundation without consideration of race, creed, national origin, or gender.
The Application Process
If you believe your funding proposal fits within the Food Lion Charitable Foundation guidelines, click here to download a feeding the hungry grant application package or request a grant application package from the following address:
Food Lion Charitable Foundation
P.O. Box 1330
Salisbury, N.C. 28145-1330