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CCCC Foundation receives donation from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation

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01.13.2023College & CommunityCollege GeneralFoundation

SANFORD, N.C. - The Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) Foundation has received $1,900 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help feed neighbors in their time of need.

The CCCC Foundation will use the gift for the Cougar Markets food pantry.

CCCC's food pantry ensures no student goes hungry by being stocked with non-perishable snacks/meal items to temporarily alleviate immediate food insecurity. In cases of persistent lack of access to food, CCCC works with students to connect them to appropriate resources.

"We are grateful for the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation gift for our Cougar Markets here at CCCC," said Dr. Emily C. Hare, CCCC Foundation Executive Director. "No student should be worried about where their next meal is coming from and, with Food Lion's support, we are able to continue to eliminate that barrier for our students by maintaining food pantries on all three campuses. Thank you, Food Lion, for making sure our students have the nutrition they need to succeed!"

The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is committed to supporting families facing food insecurity across its 10-state footprint. Established in 2001, the foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to feeding local neighbors in the communities it serves. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $17 million in grants.

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About The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation

The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C. Established in 2001, the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to eliminating hunger. The charitable foundation has provided more than $17 million in grant funding helping to nourish communities with fresh food for backpack programs, Kids Cafe's, and other hunger-relief programs as well as funding for long-term programs to help shorten the lines at food banks. The charitable foundation partners with Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief agency, in addition to local food agencies serving the 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states in which Food Lion operates. For more information, visit

About Food Lion

Food Lion is an omnichannel retailer committed to nourishing its neighbors during the moments that matter most. More than 82,000 associates across 1,100+ stores deliver an easy, fresh and affordable shopping experience throughout 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. Through its 'Count on me' culture, Food Lion fosters a sense of belonging for all associates, promoting a diverse and inclusive environment that has supported LGBTQ+ equality for nearly two decades. Food Lion is the only company in the country to be named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for 21 consecutive years. It also pioneered a food rescue program to support food-insecure neighbors. Through Food Lion Feeds, the retailer has donated more than 1 billion meals to individuals and families since 2014 and has committed to donate 1.5 billion meals by 2025. Founded and based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Ahold Delhaize. For more information, visit

About the CCCC Foundation

The Central Carolina Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization affiliated with, but independent of, the college. It receives donations of money and equipment on behalf of CCCC and uses them to promote the educational mission of the college and assist students through scholarships and grants. For information on giving to the Foundation or its fund-raising events, contact Dr. Emily C. Hare, Executive Director of the CCCC Foundation, 919-718-7230, or