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Country Music Star, Scotty McCreery to appear at Lowes Foods Garner location to support annual Friends Feeding Friends Food Drive-- Winston-Salem, NC - November 4, 2013
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Friday, November 1st began Lowes Foods' annual food drive, Friends Feeding Friends which runs through December 31, 2013.  In support of this annual effort, Scotty McCreery, North Carolina native and country music star, will be at Lowes Foods, 1845 Aversboro Road in Garner, NC to kick off Friends Feeding Friends.  McCreery has close ties with the Garner community and helping those in need and supporting this food drive is what community is about.  McCreery recently released a new CD titled See You Tonight which has topped the Billboard charts.  He will be at the Garner location from 3:45 pm until 4:15 pm on Tuesday, November 5th in support of this worthwhile cause.  Prior to achieving star status, McCreery grew up in Garner and worked at the local Lowes Foods. 

Friends Feeding Friends is the largest food drive in North Carolina, and this will be the 19th year Lowes Foods stores have collected donations.  Lowes Foods will be collecting food donations at all of their stores across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.  These donations will be delivered to local food bank agencies in the areas in which they are collected.  Since 1995, Lowes Foods has collected over 18 million pounds of food.  Lowes Foods has a goal of raising 1 million pounds of food during the 2013 calendar year.  Thus far, Lowes Foods along with vendor and customer support, has raised over 345,000 pounds.

Kick off events will also be held at several other Lowes Foods locations on Tuesday, November 5th, including Mount Airy, Myrtle Beach (Grand Dunes), and Mooresville (Charlotte).  Local government officials will attend these events along with representatives from area food bank agencies, General Mills, local schools and Lowes Foods.  Kick off events are sponsored by General Mills who will be donating $20,000 to the Friends Feeding Friends 2013 Food Drive.

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