GREENVILLE, S.C. – A Child’s Haven has received $1,725 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents. A Child’s Haven will use the gift to continue offering healthy meals to children who attend our center, while also stressing the importance of a healthy diet for growing children.
“Learning healthy eating habits during childhood has long-term advantages. Most children and families at A Child’s Haven live below the poverty level, and our meals are often the only nutritious meals the children receive. The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation’s gift will help us continue teaching children how to enjoy a variety of healthy foods,” said Executive Director Laurie Rovin.
A healthy diet has been shown to help children stabilize energy levels, even out moods and even help alleviate mental conditions like anxiety and depression. Organizations like The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation are a crucial part of helping A Child’s Haven continue to educate our children and families about the importance of a nutritious diet.
Established in 2001, the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation provides financial support for 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.
About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, has more than 1,000 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 Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Royal Ahold Delhaize Group. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.
A Child’s Haven is a 501(c)(3) organization that treats children with developmental delays as a result of limited resources, abuse, or neglect, and provides support and education for their families.