ROCKINGHAM — More than $5,000 in funding from Food Lion Feeds is coming to Richmond County.
Our Daily Bread in Rockingham was awarded $2,600 and King’s Gate Church in Hamlet is receiving $2,500, according to a press release issued Wednesday.
The grants are a fraction of the $785,000 awarded by the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to more than 220 nonprofits across 10 states in the latest cycle. The other states include Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
Other regional recipients for this cycle include the Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills in Southern Pines, as well as nonprofits in Carthage, Laurel Hill, Laurinburg and Vass.
“As part of our commitment to the towns and cities we serve, Food Lion takes pride in being active in the community,” said Adam Bass, vice president of Pricing for Food Lion, and president of Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation. “In addition to providing access to meals and meeting the increased demand for food, Food Lion Feeds also invests in innovative programs to address the underlying causes of food insecurity through grants provided by the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation. We are pleased to support our food bank partners and assist those experiencing hunger in our communities.”
Last year, Our Daily Bread was also one of 26 sites to be selected as part of Food Lion Feeds’ Great Pantry Makeover.
Also in 2022, grants were awarded to Tabernacle Full Gospel We Care Food Center on Airport Road, the Mineral Springs Improvement Council in Ellerbe and Helping Hands of Hamlet, the latter of which runs the BackPack Pals program.