Tryon Seventh-Day Adventist Church receives donation from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation
Published 12:08 pm Thursday, February 8, 2024
Feeding the Hungry Grant addresses food insecurity, supports nutrition education
TRYON—Tryon Seventh-day Adventist Church has received $2,500 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help nourish neighbors experiencing hunger. The Feeding the Hungry Grant supports the food pantry, Share Thy Bread, which will use the gift to purchase healthy, nutritious food for people who are struggling to make ends meet. In addition, the grants support community feeding partners by helping neighbors increase their access to nutritious food and providing nutrition education to eliminate health risks for those experiencing food insecurity.
Share Thy Bread has served low-income and disadvantaged families since May 2014, and organizers believe in making a difference in people’s lives and impacting them for eternity. Food is purchased from local farms and from MANNA FoodBank in Asheville to help meet the needs of our neighbors in Polk County.
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 $18.1 million in grants.
Submitted by Wanangwa Hartwell