Friday, November 1st begins Lowes Foods’ annual food drive, Friends Feeding Friends which runs through December 31st, 2013. Lowes Foods will be collecting food donations in 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. Donation bins are located in each store for quick and easy drop off. In-store, customers may purchase pre-made bags of non-perishable items most needed in the food banks or donate cash at the register in $1, $3 and $5 increments.
Lowes Foods is now a participant in the North Carolina 10% Campaign, pledging to source at least 10% of their purchases from North Carolina. Lowes Foods already exceeds the 10% locally grown goal for fresh fruits and vegetables in their North Carolina stores during the North Carolina growing season. We are striving to sell even more this year. Lowes Foods is seeking North Carolina products across many categories including seafood and packaged products, and we are actively working with farmers to teach them the best way to get their products through the distribution system of a large grocery chain. Lowes Foods will again be offering their Locally Grown Club program this summer which is a convenient way for customers to purchase a box of locally grown produce each week.
Lowes Foods is proud to be a responsible and caring member of the communities in which we do business. We have a strong commitment to make them better places in which to live and work. One way we achieve that is by encouraging our employees to become involved in a wide range of community activities in the cities and towns where they work. We also support non-profit groups through donations. The charitable efforts of Lowes Foods are focused on areas that are closely related to our mission, such as eliminating hunger, promoting good nutrition and educating children.
During the months of November and December we hold the Friends Feeding Friends food drive to support Feeding America (formally known as Second Harvest Food Banks) and their member agencies in North Carolina, South Carolina & Virginia.
We participate in many other fundraising events throughout the year. We support hundreds of organizations through our Lowe's Foods Gift Card Fundraising Program called Club Cash. To learn more about Club Cash and how your non-profit organization can raise funds by purchasing Lowes Foods gift cards at a discount click here
Non-profit organizations that are interested in partnering with Lowes Foods or would like to make a request for a donation may click here for an application.
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