Food Lion and General Mills offer Box Tops for Education Program

Published 10:10 am Monday, January 7, 2013

Tuesday, Jan. 8 is the last day of this season that Food Lion shoppers can help their local schools earn

up to $20,000 by collecting box tops from specially-marked General Mills products.

Tomorrow is the last day to turn in Box Tops for the year. (photo submitted)

Participating schools in our area include Sunny View Elementary and Tryon Elementary Schools.

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The “Return to School” program offers customers the opportunity to purchase any six specially-marked General Mills products at any Food Lion store, and collect the box tops to earn money for their local school.

General Mills has administered the Box Tops for Education program for 17 years. There are three simple steps that customers may take to help their local schools receive funding from the box tops they collect through Jan. 8.

First, customers should clip the box tops found on the select products and then submit the box top coupons to any school that is enrolled in the program. Finally, the school will then send a collection of all box tops to General Mills to be redeemed.

Only schools registered in the Box Tops for Education program can redeem the box tops. Each box top is worth 10 cents to the redeeming school, and there is a limit of $20,000 per school, per school year for box tops redeemed through the clip program.

For more information, visit or for program details.