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Lowes Foods Donates Seeds that Scatter Across the Globe-- Winston-Salem, NC - August 13, 2013
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Lowes Foods recently gave a donation that will provide needed fresh produce to hundreds of local neighbors in the Piedmont and across the world to global neighbors in Zimbabwe and Jamaica. 

This Spring, Lowes Foods donated more than 40,000 packets of vegetable and flower seeds to the Reap More Than You Sow Community Garden Project.  Since that time, the project has distributed seeds for more than three dozen community gardens in the Piedmont at elementary schools, churches, senior citizens' organizations, YMCAs, neighborhood gardens and to benefit veterans' support groups.  Many of these gardens also grow surplus produce to provide to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina that reaches thousands in local areas.

In mid July, Reap More Than You Sow sent 48 pounds or 700 packets of the seeds to the Mushayamunda Village in Zimbabwe.  A local church has traveled to this village in recent years to help provide a water sourcing, the much needed seeds will now provide a village garden to feed the community.  A second shipment was sent out with a local church mission team to a rural area in Jamaica, also in late July.

Wallace Williamson, Director of the Reap More Than You Sow Project comments, "These seeds are literally being scattered around the world and all over our community.  It is awesome to think about the impact and the amount of food that will result!"

Lowes Foods maintains a strong commitment to reaching out to help feel neighbors in need in the local communities it serves.  This includes sponsoring numerous food drives and charitable donations all year round.  Lowes Foods is also proud to support the efforts and businesses of area growers through its Locally Grown programs by encouraging sustainable, local production of fresh foods.

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 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, LLC 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