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Food Lion donates to UNC Health for COVID-19 research.

Food Lion donates to UNC Health for COVID-19 research.

This past week, Food Lion, a North Carolina-based retailer, donated $3.1 million for local hunger-relief and research efforts.

This $3.1 million donation will be split among a variety of efforts:

  • $1 million, which is equivalent to 10 million meals, is aimed at nourishing and caring for local communities through Food Lion’s hunger relief platform, Food Lion Feeds;
  • $1 million will go to the Lion’s Pride Foundation, Food Lion’s associate emergency care fund to support associates whose families may be impacted by this crisis; and
  • $500,000 will go towards research at UNC Health, where UNC School of Medicine scientists are working to develop promising treatments, protective vaccines and public health practices for COVID-19. 

The remaining funds will provide relief for those who may need more support during these unprecedented times.

“At Food Lion, our customers and associates who are part of the towns and cities we serve, are at the heart of everything we do and now, more than ever, we want to make sure we care for and nourish them during this time,” said Meg Ham, Food Lion president.

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