Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is helping a local non-profit feed the hungry.
The foundation recently donated about $1,700 to Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS).
The gift will be used to provide food and nutrition education to Prince William County residents, according to a release.
“In the Greater Prince William area, hunger insecurity is a problem for nearly 30,000 individuals, nearly half of whom are children,” NVFS President and Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Berkowitz said in a release. “Funding from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation will help us continue to meet this immediate need, while also addressing the longer-term nutritional needs of local families to ensure better health and well-being overall.”
The donation will be used to support NVFS’ Hunger Resource Center, which provides more than 1,400 meals to 600 households every week.
Families can also learn how to recognize and prepare different types of meals at monthly cooking classes.
Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation was established in 2001. Since then, it has provided more than $10 million in grants to programs and organizations that seek to feed those in need.
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