SALISBURY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In honor of Earth Day, Food Lion is celebrating its commitment to sustainable retailing by releasing an infographic highlighting its progress in 2017. Food Lion is among the leaders in the grocery industry in sustainability. Food Lion's sustainability effort in 2017 included donating more than 100 million meals to its local feeding agency partners as well as recycling more than 128,000 tons of material.
In addition, Food Lion recently received its 17th ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award, making it the only grocer and corporate partner in the nation to have won that many consecutively. Since 2000, Food Lion has saved more than 843.6 million kWh of energy, which is equivalent to powering every household in our 10-state footprint for one day.
To learn more and follow updates on Food Lion's commitment to sustainability, visit foodlion.com/sustainability.
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.