CHARLESTON–Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach has received $3,000 from the Food Lion Charitable Foundation to help feed local residents.
“We greatly appreciate Food Lion’s gift, which will enable us to better serve families on James, Johns, and Wadmalaw Islands as well as downtown Charleston,” said Jill Jackson Ledford, executive director of the organization.
Funds from this grant will support the outreach’s efforts to relieve hunger and food insecurity in our community, as well as provide access to nutrition education information encouraging participants to make healthy food choices for themselves and their families.
Established in 2001, the Food Lion Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry in the communities it serves. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $9 million in grants.