Charleston SC – Charleston Area Seniors- Meals on Wheels of Charleston has received $4500 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help feed neighbors in their time of need. This grant will support meal deliveries to seniors in Charleston County.
“The support of organizations like the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation helps ensure that homebound seniors continue to receive that important hot meal and cheerful greeting from our delivery team,” said Donna Cook, Executive Director.
As an agency. CASC’s mission is “enhancing the lives of older adults in the community- one life at a time.” This mission is carried out each day by delivery drivers who smile, greet the client by name and hand them a hot meal. The delivery team is the heart of the organization’s mission, and each team member is dedicated to the best service for its clients. The foremost objective is to allow a senior to stay independent for as long as possible.
Charleston Area Senior Citizens (CASC) has been distributing Meals on Wheels to local seniors since 1967. Each weekday, team delivers more than 700 meals—the highest number of meals ever. This number has grown from 500 meals a day in 2018 to the current number of 720 in 2022. Fiscal year 21-22, CASC is on track to serve almost 200,000 meals.
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 $15 million in grants.
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 $15 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/in-our-community.
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, has more than 1,100 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than 82,000 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 donated more than 800 million meals to individuals and families since 2014 and has committed to donate 1.5 billion meals by 2025. Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Ahold Delhaize. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com or job applicants may visit www.foodlion.com/careers.
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