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Lowes Foods Begins Annual Summer Food Drive -- Winston-Salem, NC - June 12, 2013
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Saturday, June 1st, Lowes Foods began its annual summer food drive, Bag Childhood Hunger, which will run through June 30th.  Food donations will be collected at all Lowes Foods locations across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.  These donations will be delivered to food bank agencies in the local communities where they are collected.  Since 1995, Lowes Foods has collected over 18 million pounds of food which has been distributed to families in the Carolinas and Southern Virginia.

One in four children in our region is living in poverty and at risk of going hungry.  This is a particular concern over the summer months when children do not receive school lunches.  Donation bins are located in each store for quick and easy drop off.  In-store, customers may purchase pre-made bags of non-perishable items most needed or donate cash at registers in $2 and $10 increments.  Food and monetary donations will also be welcomed at store Customer Service desks. 

Businesses, local schools, and civic groups are actively involved in the donation efforts, raising awareness of the growing problem of hunger across our country.

About Lowes Foods
Lowe’s Food Stores, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alex Lee, Inc. Founded in 1954, Lowes Foods employs nearly 9,000 people and operates over 100 stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The company is committed to offering fabulous fresh foods and delivering personal attention to each of its customers.  Locally owned and operated, Lowe's Food stores, Inc, is committed to buying local products and supporting local suppliers.  They offer programs such as Lowes Foods To Go personal shopping service and an online meal planner that focuses on saving people time and money.  Information about these programs and other services offered by the company may be found at 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 Merchants Distributors, Inc. (MDI) and Lowe’s Food Stores, Inc.  Locally owned and operated, Alex Lee, Inc. is a full-service food distribution operation with both grocery wholesale distribution and retail grocery stores.  More information on Alex Lee, Inc. can be found at



Mary Jo Lee

Lowe’s Food Stores, Inc.
(336) 775-3056