Community Support Needed For Local Food Bank

Friday, July 19, 2013

The summer is half over and local food banks, the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, are preparing now for the needs of hungry children during the upcoming school year. With one out of five children in Chattanooga not knowing when they will eat their next meal, BI-LO Stores, LLC., has launched on Friday, the Summer Hunger Relief Backpack Program in all of their stores to combat childhood hunger.

From Friday through Aug. 13, BI-LO encourages customers to donate at any store register to help provide meals for healthy minds and bodies to thrive in the classroom. Every dollar donated will go directly to local food banks in the communities they serve to help fill backpacks with nutritious, fresh foods and to ensure that children have healthy foundations for the school weeks ahead.

“BI-LO recognizes the important role that we and our loyal customers can play in making better, stronger communities for everyone,” said Melissa Adams, BI-LO Winn-Dixie’s manager of charitable giving.  “Every child deserves a nutritious meal and a healthy start to life. The BI-LO Summer Backpack Hunger Relief Program provides a simple but critical way for our communities to tackle this critical issue. ”

BI-LO has a history of supporting its neighborhoods and communities through foundation, company and vendor supported charitable donations and programs. The Summer Hunger Relief Backpack Program is designed to enhance that giving by building stronger, healthier communities. Officials said, "The company’s associates don’t just work in the stores, they and their families live in these communities and together, are passionate about making them great places to live every day." 



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