FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Winston-Salem, NC – Novemeber 27, 2012 –Thursday, November 29th Sanderson Farms will donate 7,560 whole chicken fryers to The Second Harvest Food Bank in partnership with Lowes Foods’ Friends Feeding Friends Annual Holiday Food Drive.
This donation will be delivered to Food Bank Partner Agencies in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Since 1995, Lowes Foods has collected over 17 million pounds of food. Lowes Foods has a current goal of raising one million pounds of food during the 2012 calendar year. To date, Lowes Foods, with vendor and customer support, has raised over 445,000 pounds – almost halfway there!
These donations will be delivered to local food bank agencies in the areas where they are collected. Friends Feeding Friends is the largest food drive in North Carolina, and 2012 marks the 18th year Lowes Foods stores have collected donations. Customers may purchase pre-made bags of non-perishable items most needed in the food banks in any Lowes Foods store. Donation bins are located in each store as well for quick and easy drop off. Customers may also choose to donate cash at the register in increments of $1.00, $3.00 and $5.00 coupons.
Businesses, local schools and civic groups are also involved in the donation efforts, raising awareness of the growing problem of hunger across the country. Local schools that partner with Lowes Foods donation efforts have the opportunity to earn Campbell’s Labels for Education for their school.
About Lowes Foods
Lowe’s Foods is a family-owned, Carolinas-based company that actively works to source product from local farmers and manufacturers. Lowe’s Foods is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alex Lee, Inc. Founded in 1954, Lowes Foods employs 8500 people and operates over 100 stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia under the Just Save and Lowes Foods banners. The company is committed to improving the communities where they operate by helping customers save time and money, offering nutrition education, and leading the state’s largest food drive. They offer programs such as Lowes Foods To Go personal shopping service and Fresh Rewards, a program that provides savings in store, at the gas pump, and on-line. Information about these programs and other services offered by the company may be found at www.lowesfoods.com, www.justsavefoods.com or by following Lowes Foods on Facebook or Twitter.
About Alex Lee
Founded in 1931, Alex Lee, Inc is a family-owned company based in Hickory, North Carolina. Employing over 10,000 people, Alex Lee, Inc. is the holding company for two operating companies, Merchants Distributors, Inc. (MDI), and Lowe’s Foods. Locally owned and operated, Alex Lee, Inc. is a full service food distribution company with grocery wholesale distributors and retail grocery stores. More information on Alex Lee, Inc. can be found at www.alexlee.com.
Mary Jo Lee