Tryon Seventh-day Adventist Church receives donation from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation
Published 12:17 pm Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Tryon Seventh-day Adventist Church in Tryon has received $4,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help feed neighbors in their time of need. The church’s food pantry, Share Thy Bread, will use the gift to purchase food from MANNA FoodBank in Asheville for Polk County residents in need.
Chairman of the Board for Share Thy Bread, Pastor Bob Grant, says: “This generous contribution from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation will help our food pantry feed our Polk County area neighbors. Since Covid, we have been feeding over 1,000 individuals each month. We want to thank the Food Lion Corporation for this grant and the gifts of bread and other items which do so much to feed the hungry in our area.”
Share Thy Bread is a food pantry and outreach ministry that delivers food to families in need across Polk County. It is staffed entirely by volunteers and is a ministry of the Tryon Seventh-day Adventist Church. The church partners with MANNA FoodBank in Asheville and can purchase food at very low prices to distribute to those in need. This grant will make it possible to purchase several months’ worth of food for clients. It is the goal of Share Thy Bread and the Tryon Seventh-day Adventist Church to make a difference in people’s lives and to impact them now and for eternity.
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.
Submitted by Wanangwa Hartwell