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Lowes Foods Completes Annual Summer Food Drive -- Winston-Salem, NC - July 19, 2013
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For a number of years, Lowes Foods and Just Save have worked toward filling up local food banks with much needed supplies through the annual Bag Childhood Hunger food drive.  This year, with the help of communities, customers, and vendor partners, Lowes Foods raised 188,000 pounds of food valued at over $63,500 to be donated to food banks around North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.  The efforts took place during the summer when so many children are in need of food assistance while school is out.  All donations are distributed in the local communities served through local food bank agencies.

The Bag Childhood Hunger food drive was held during June and early July at all Lowes Foods and Just Save locations.  Over the past 18 years, Lowes Foods has helped raise more than 6.5 million pounds of food, and also supports food banks by making daily donations throughout the year.  This past year in 2012, Lowes Foods raised over 1.4 million pounds of donated food overall, far exceeding a corporate goal of a million pounds in 2012.

The 2013 Bag Childhood Hunger food drive was successful in bringing food to children and families that need it the most.  Lowes Foods strives to raise awareness of the growing issues associated with hunger facing communities in the Carolinas and the rest of the country.  As a mindful corporate citizen, the company believes we should: live local, shop local, and give local.  In this way, together we can make a difference in the fight against hunger.

About Lowes Foods, LLC
Lowes Foods, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alex Lee, Inc.  Founded in 1954, Lowes Foods, LLC 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, Lowes Foods, LLC 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 focus 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 Just Save
Just Save is part of Alex Lee, Inc., a family-owned company that has been in business since 1931.  Headquartered in Winston-Salem, Just Save is often affectionately referred to as Lowes Foods' "frugal cousin" and strives to offer great products and services to budget conscious consumers.  Just Save focuses on local companies and purchasing local products and is an active participant in the communities in which it serves.  More information on Just Save can be found on


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 Lowes Foods, LLC which includes Just Save Stores.  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

Lowes Foods, LLC
(336) 775-3056