NORFOLK, Va. (Oct. 31, 2017) – On Thursday, Oct. 26 Food Lion and its Food Lion Feeds hunger-relief initiative supported military families by partnering with Hope For The Warriors and distributing 200 backpacks to Norfolk-based military families.
Since many military families are young and often include several children, Hope For The Warriors continues to see an increasing number of families who need assistance over long weekends and school breaks when children aren’t benefiting from school breakfast and lunch programs.
Looking to alleviate burden to military families, Food Lion and Hope For The Warriors employees filled and distributed backpacks containing a Food Lion gift card, nonperishable food items, personal care items and school supplies.
Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for veterans, service members and military families.
Through Food Lion Feeds, Food Lion is working to create a better tomorrow by uniting with customers and partners to help eliminate the difficult choices many families are forced to make when they are struggling with hunger. The company has committed to donating 500 million meals by 2020.
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Erin McCloskey Courtney James
Hope For The Warriors Food Lion
(336) 207-5222 (704) 310-2221
About Hope For The Warriors:
Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post 9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served approximately 13,000 through a variety of support programs focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement and connections to community resources. The nonprofit’s first program, A Warrior’s Wish, has granted 169 wishes to fulfill a desire for a better quality of life or support a quest for gratifying endeavors. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of more than 22,000 since 2010. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook or Twitter.