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LAMP Receives Donation from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation

VALDOSTA, GEORGIA – Lowndes Associated Ministries to People, Inc. (LAMP) has received $1,500 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help feed neighbors in their time of need. LAMP will use the gift to purchase food such as ground beef, chicken and dairy products to prepare meals for its residents throughout the month. “We are so grateful for the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation gift. Due to the increase of food prices and the rising population inside our shelter, this gift will support our efforts to ensure that the children and families we serve get a hot meal each day,” said LAMP Board President Adrian Rivers, BA, MA, CED. LAMP feeds approximately 45 residents a day, receiving two meals Monday through Friday and three meals on the weekend. LAMP strives to offer residents healthy meals throughout the week prepared in part by the residents. With meals costing about $3 per meal, protein can be the most expensive, so having funds to offset this is very helpful to the overall budget. LAMP’s mission is to provide comprehensive social services and innovative housing solutions that help put people on the path to a home, starting with shelter, hot showers and warm meals. Not having to worry about where their next meal is coming from can really help people focus on taking the next steps to improve their lives. 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 nearly $17 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 nearly $17 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 foodlion.com/in-our- community/food-lion-feeds/charitable-foundation-grants.

About Food Lion​ Food Lion is an omnichannel retailer committed to nourishing its neighbors during the moments that matter most. More than 82,000 associates across 1,100+ stores deliver an easy, fresh and affordable shopping experience throughout 10 Southeastern and Mid- Atlantic states. Through its ‘Count on me’ culture, Food Lion fosters a sense of belonging for all associates, promoting a diverse and inclusive environment that has supported LGBTQ+ equality for nearly two decades. Food Lion is the only company in the country to be named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for 21 consecutive years. It also pioneered a food rescue program to support food-insecure neighbors. Through Food Lion Feeds, the retailer has donated more than 970 million meals to individuals and families since 2014 and has committed to donate 1.5 billion meals by 2025. Founded and based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Ahold Delhaize. For more information, visit foodlion.com.

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