SALISBURY, N.C.  – Food Lion continues its support for military families by hosting its seventh annual “Thriller on the Griller” events, starting today in several North Carolina and South Carolina locations. Each event will raise funds for Hope For The Warriors, a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for our service members and military families.

Through these events, Food Lion customers will have several options to support Hope For The Warriors. For a small donation, customers can purchase lunch donated by vendors and bid on silent auction items such as bicycles, golf bags and autographed memorabilia at the “Thriller on the Griller” events.

“Food Lion offers “Thriller on the Griller” events as a fun and creative way for our customers to support our military members and their families,” said Joe Stock, director of operations for Food Lion and event organizer. “Last year, our vendors, customers and associates helped us  raise more than $100,000 for Hope For The Warriors. Whether it’s in a Food Lion store, at “Thriller on the Griller”‘ events or anywhere in our community, our customers can count on their local Food Lion team.”

For more information on how “Thriller on the Griller” benefits military families through Hope For The Warriors, please contact Michelle Rademacher, mrademacher@hopeforthewarriors.org.

“Thriller on the Griller” events will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the following locations:

June 2: 1000 Hwy 17 N., Myrtle Beach, S.C.

June 3: 9380 Ocean HWY, Pawley’s Island, S.C.

June 4: 2608 Main Street, Conway, S.C.

June 5: 1430 South Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

June 9: 1401 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, N.C.

June 10: 5901 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, N.C.

June 11: 1100 Sabbeth Horne Rd, Southwest, Holden Beach, N.C.

June 12: 1775 Clippers Way, Sunset Beach, N.C.

June 16: 861 Piney Green Rd., Jacksonville, N.C.

June 17: 128 College Plaza Dr., Jacksonville, N.C.

June 18: 175 Freedom Way, Jacksonville, N.C.

June 23: Rd. LN. Plum Pointe Plaza Suite 13, Jacksonville, N.C.

June 24: 13601 NC Hwy 50, Surf City, N.C.

June 25: 1409 West Corbett Ave., Swansboro, N.C.

June 26: 965 Old Folkstone Rd., Sneads Ferry, N.C.

June 30: 5680 Hwy 41, Wallace, N.C.

July 1: 2200 Gum Branch Rd., Jacksonville, N.C.

July 2: 8700 Emerald Dr., Emerald Isle, N.C.

July 3: 1010 West Fort Macon Rd., Atlantic Beach, N.C

About Food Lion

Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, has more than 1,100 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than 63,000 associates. By leveraging its longstanding heritage of low prices and convenient locations, Food Lion is working to own the easiest full shop grocery experience in the Southeast, anchored by a strong commitment to affordability, freshness and the communities it serves.

Through Food Lion Feeds, the company has committed to provide 500 million meals to individuals and families in need by the end of 2020. Food Lion is a company of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com

Hope For The Warriors Mission Statement

We believe those touched by military service can succeed at home by restoring their sense of self, family, and hope. Nationally, Hope For The Warriors provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources.

Hope For The Warriors has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator (www.charitynavigator.org) for five consecutive years, an honor achieved by only 5% of rated nonprofits. Charity Navigator is an independent organization that evaluates fiscal responsibility and accountability of nonprofits.

Hope For The Warriors® (Federal Tax ID 20-5182295) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity as defined in sections 509(A)(1) and 170(B)(1)(A)(VI) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Combined Federal Campaign, CFC #2780