SALISBURY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This Valentine’s Day week, select soup kitchens that do outstanding work for their communities will receive some love from Food Lion Feeds as they are recognized as “Souper Star Kitchens.” As part of the recognition, Food Lion associate volunteers will donate soup and other food items as well as help prepare and serve meals for hungry families. In addition, the grocer will provide a special token of appreciation to the volunteers and staff at the feeding agencies.
“We are proud to partner with so many wonderful soup kitchens in our local communities,” said Emma Inman, director of external communications and community relations at Food Lion. “Food Lion is committed to fighting hunger across our 10-state footprint to make sure no one has to choose between dinner and rent or gas and groceries. These ‘Souper Star Kitchens’ are doing tremendous work to help end hunger and we are fortunate to partner with them.”
Local soup kitchens to be honored as “Souper Star Kitchens” include:
Feb. 12 – The Master’s Table – Augusta, Ga.
The Master’s Table soup kitchen is located in downtown Augusta, Ga., and serves more than 300 meals daily throughout the year to those in need. Food Lion associates will prepare soup and other items for lunch, from 11 a.m. to noon, then serve meals to those in need.
Feb. 13 – Isabella’s Kitchen at The Harvest Center – Charlotte, N.C.
Isabella’s Kitchen at The Harvest Center of Charlotte, N.C., serves breakfast and lunch to an average of 100 individuals in need on Tuesdays and Wednesdays every week. Food Lion associates will donate food for a lunch service and prepare and serve the meal.
Feb. 14 – Potter’s House Community Kitchen at Greensboro Urban
Ministry – Greensboro, N.C.
Potter’s House Community Kitchen at Greensboro Urban Ministry in Greensboro, N.C., serves lunch to more than 200 individuals every day, as well as breakfast and dinner for individuals staying in Weaver House Night Shelter. Food Lion associates will donate food for a lunch service and prepare and serve the meal.
Feb. 15 – Love’s Kitchen – Hendersonville, N.C.
Love’s Kitchen, supported by MANNA Food Bank, is located in Hendersonville, N.C., and serves one hot meal to an average of 60 individuals per week. Food Lion associates will donate food for a lunch service and prepare and serve the meal.
Feb. 16 – The Corner Table – Newton, N.C.
The Corner Table in Newton, N.C., serves lunch to an average of 220 individuals every day. Food Lion associates will donate food for a lunch service and prepare and serve the meal.
This week-long effort will feed more than 800 individuals in our community who are fighting hunger and provide more than 800 pounds of food to these feeding agencies. Food Lion Feeds is honored to recognize these partners as “Souper Star Kitchens” for the outstanding work they do to help feed families in need.
Through Food Lion Feeds, the company has made a commitment to provide 500 million meals to individuals and families in need by the end of 2020. Since the launch of Food Lion Feeds in 2014, the grocer has already donated more than 362 million meals through in-store campaigns, in-store food rescue programs and associate volunteerism.
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 Delhaize America, a U.S. division of Zaandam-based Royal Ahold Delhaize Group. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.