Kids Soar has received $3,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help feed local neighbors in their time of need. Kids Soar will use the gift to continue their work in feeding kids and families across the Roanoke Valley. We have many initiatives that help us feed the Roanoke community and we are thrilled to use this gift from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help us continue our efforts!

“Our hearts are warmed that Food Lion recognizes our work and they are willing to help us continue our mission on a local level,” said Candace Hess, Executive Director of Kids Soar. Kids Soar works diligently to provide meals and snacks for families across Roanoke in many different ways. Since August 2020, Kids Soar has provided over 45,000 meals to families and an additional 8,880 meals to the kids in their programs. This incredible gift will ensure that these efforts can continue in a powerful and meaningful way.

The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is committed to supporting families facing food insecurity across our its 10-state footprint. Established in 2001, the foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to feeding local neighbors in the communities it serves. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $15 million in grants.

About The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation

The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C. Established in 2001, the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to eliminating hunger. The charitable foundation has provided more than $15 million in grant funding helping to nourish communities with fresh food for backpack programs, Kids Café’s, and other hunger-relief programs as well as funding for long-term programs to help shorten the lines at food banks. The charitable foundation partners with Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief agency, in addition to local food agencies serving the 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states in which Food Lion operates.  For more information, visit

About Food Lion

Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, has more than 1,100 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than 82,000 associates. By leveraging its longstanding heritage of low prices and convenient locations, Food Lion is working to own the easiest full shop grocery experience in the Southeast, anchored by a strong commitment to affordability, freshness, and the communities it serves. Through Food Lion Feeds, the company has donated more than 500 million meals to individuals and families since 2014, and has committed to donate 1 billion more meals by 2025. Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Ahold Delhaiz