Converse University has received $1,500 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help nourish neighbors experiencing hunger. The Feeding the Hungry grant supports Converse University by purchasing needed food items and creating nutritional education for students on campus. In addition, these grants support community feeding partners by helping increase access to nutritious food and providing nutrition education to eliminate health risks for those experiencing food insecurity.
Converse University aims to reduce food insecurity through Valkyrie Supply, its basic needs hub located on campus. Valkyrie Supply is a one-stop shop for food and hygiene items for students and is sustained through donations and monetary gifts. Converse University will be able to use this gift from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to purchase food items and support nutritional education for its campus community.
The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is committed to supporting families facing food insecurity across its 10-state footprint. Established in 2001, the foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to feeding local neighbors in the communities it serves. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $18.1 million in grants.
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 $18.1 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/pages/food-lion-feeds.