Food Lion, the Delaware State Fair and the Food Bank of Delaware announced today that the 11th annual “Food Lion Feeds Hunger Relief Day” will take place on Monday, July 25 at the Delaware State Fair.
Fair attendees who bring five Food Lion brand canned or boxed goods will, in exchange, receive free gate admittance to the Delaware State Fair from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., on Monday, July 25. This community effort is part of the 11th annual “Food Lion Feeds Hunger Relief Day” at the Delaware State Fair.
Donations received through this year’s effort will assist families in Kent and Sussex Counties struggling to put food on the table. More than 47,000 residents of Kent and Sussex counties are considered food insecure, meaning their access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year.
“High food and fuel costs are impacting all of us, but especially our lower income neighbors,” said Food Bank of Delaware President and CEO Cathy Kanefsky. “We are grateful for Food Lion and the Delaware State Fair’s continued support. This annual event comes at a critical time of year when donations are traditionally down. The food that is donated on Hunger Relief Day helps ensure that our neighbors most in need have access to food to feed their families. This day of giving is always a highlight for us at the Food Bank of Delaware as we get to witness firsthand the generosity of Delawareans.”
”We are excited to support this effort in the towns and cities we serve,” said Kevin Durkee, Manager of Food Lion Feeds. “The food drive is a meaningful way for families and fairgoers to have access to the fair while aiding our neighbors and making a difference in our communities.”
“The Board of Directors and staff at the Delaware State Fair are committed to help make a difference in our community and are excited to partner with Food Lion and the Food Bank of Delaware. Food Lion Hunger Relief Day is a highlight of the ten days of the fair as we celebrate our community members coming together to help Delaware families in need,” said Danny Aguilar Delaware State Fair Assistant General Manager.
Volunteers from Food Lion and the Food Bank of Delaware will accept donations at all gates. No items stored in glass will be accepted. Some of the Food Bank of Delaware’s most-needed items include the following:
For more information about the Delaware State Fair, please visit www.delawarestatefair.com.
Source: Food Lion