We are celebrating the 22nd anniversary of the annual Friends Feeding Friends food drive to help our neighbors have access to food. We have raised almost 19 million pounds of food to date and we are on track to reach the 20 million pound milestone in 2016!
“Lowes Foods is the local grocer that lives out its promise to help bring the community back to the table through our strong ties with local farms and suppliers, and our commitment to our neighbors,” said Tim Lowe, our President. “Our Friends Feeding Friends food drive helps ensure that our neighbors have good food to eat, while also bringing our community together to support one another.”
Our Friends Feeding Friends program is the largest food drive in North Carolina and has provided more than 15 million meals to date. You may participate in the program through purchasing pre-packaged donation bags of non-perishable Lowes Foods items, buying and giving non-perishable food items to in-store donation bins, or providing cash donations at the register through $1, $3, and $5 coupons.
You can donate to the food drive at any Lowes Foods store across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia now through December 31. We are hosting several kick-off events at our Winston-Salem (Robinhood Road location), Cary (Tryon Road),Carolina Forest, Hickory (N. Center Street location) and Jacksonville stores with attending guests including local county officials and representatives from local schools, food banks and General Mills. General Mills, which is donating $20,000 to the food drive, will sponsor the kick-off events.
We are incredibly grateful for our guests and vendors, whose generosity has helped make Friends Feeding Friends successful each year. Their ongoing support over the past 20 years has allowed us to work together to make a real difference in the lives of our guests and local communities.
Thank you for your support during the 2016 Friends Feeding Friends campaign! We hope to achieve our 20 million pounds milestone this year thanks to the help of our loyal guests, partners, hosts and the community!