LAURINBURG —Food Lion is assisting Restoring Hope Center Inc. with its Scotland County Summer Meals feeding program.
Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation gave $1,725 to Restoring Hope Center, presented by Food Lion store No. 612 manager Stephen Buchanan, who gave Executive Director Faye Coates and Summer Meals Field Coordinator Sharon Quick the check at the store on Aberdeen Road.
“The money will be going to nutritious snacks for the meals that the kids are getting through the summer meals program,” Quick said.
The Summer Meals program provide children under the age of 18 a free breakfast and/or lunch until Aug. 17
When school is out for the summer, so are the meals that children would normally receive each day. Restoring Hope Center’s mission is to make sure there is food available to all children in the community, especially during the most difficult summer months.
Every summer since 2006 there has been multiple feeding sites for children established throughout the county. This year there are 27 sites participating in the Summer Meals program.
“We would like to thank Stephen Buchanan, the manager of the 612 store, who has been a tremendous supporter of people in the community and has helped us in any way he can,” said Coates. “There is no way to express the depth of our appreciation to the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation for their generous gift to our children in Scotland County.”
The center also gets help from the USDA, Child Nutrition Service, and the Food Bank of CENC. There also dozens of dedicated volunteers who help make the program such a success each summer helping serve over 297,000 meals since the start.
Established in 2001, the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation provides financial support for the programs and organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry in the communities it serves. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $10 million in grants.