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New Hanover Schools Win Lunch Bell Award with Help from Lowes Foods
-- Winston-Salem, NC - July 5, 2011
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The School Nutrition Association of North Carolina (SNA-NC) awarded the Child Nutrition and Public Relations Departments of New Hanover County Schools the “Lunch Bell Award” at the June 23, 2011, SNA-NC annual conference in Greensboro, NC. Lowes Foods partnered with the New Hanover County Schools TV Studio to produce On the Menu, a 30-minute program which aired on The Learning Network, educating the community on healthy eating habits.

The Lunch Bell Award for Radio and Television recognizes outstanding service in interpretation of nutrition education and school fund services. It also recognizes the tremendous impact news media has on public awareness for nutrition education. The SNA-NC presents this award to Child Nutrition programs and public schools based on their ability to inform their community on the benefits of good nutrition.

The award-winning program can be viewed on the NHCS website at and Lowes Foods also provides other nutritional education programs, such as Be a Smart Shopper, in which school groups can visit a Lowes Foods store and tour the facilities while learning about proper nutrition. More information on this and other programs can be found on the Lowes Foods website.

About Lowes Foods
Lowe’s Food Stores, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alex Lee, Inc.  Founded in 1954, Lowes Foods employs 8500 people and operates 108 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 is also 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 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 three operating companies, Merchants Distributors, Inc. (MDI), Institution Food House, Inc. (IFH) and Lowe’s Food Stores, Inc.  Locally owned and operated, Alex Lee, Inc. is the full service food distribution company with grocery wholesale distributors, foodservice distributors, and retail grocery stores.  More information on Alex Lee, Inc. can be found at


Beth Talley
Lowe’s Food Stores, Inc.
(336) 775-3290