For Immediate Release


Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation Contributes $2,600 to Spartanburg Community College’s Chaser’s Food Pantry

Pictured from Left to Right: SCC Campus Police Officer Timothy Owens, Food Lion Store Manager Alex Clever, Chaser the Border Collie, and SCC Food Pantry Manager Lerkeshia Littlejohn.

Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg Community College’s Chaser’s Food Pantry has received $2,600 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help aid in fighting hunger and transforming lives while feeding college students in their time of need. The pantry will use the in-kind gift to aid in fighting food insecurities on each of its five campuses by providing basic nutritional food and other essentials to any current SCC student in their time of need.

“On behalf of Spartanburg Community College, I would like to convey our sincere gratitude to the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation for their generous gift of $2,600 to the SCC Chaser’s Food Pantry. This donation will directly benefit the students in our community who are dedicated to bettering themselves through college education,” said Lerkeshia Littlejohn, AmeriCorps Alumni, Economic Mobility Navigator, and Pantry Manager.

The SCC Chaser’s Food Pantry’s mission is to fight hunger and hygiene insecurities by providing food items including nutritional snacks, canned goods, and non-perishable items for meal prep, and personal care items, such as hygiene products and diapers. All SCC students are eligible to use the pantry regardless of financial, residency, or citizenship status.

To gain access to the pantry, participants must complete a short registration application and provide a current SCC student ID card. Then they will be allowed to visit the pantry up to four times per month and take up to ten items per visit. The pantry is staffed by an AmeriCorps alumni member who distributes items and also provides financial counseling, assists with filing applications for government benefits, and connects students with outside resources to assist with financial needs.


The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is committed to supporting families facing food insecurity across 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 $17.8 million in grants.


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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 $17.8 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 is an omnichannel retailer committed to nourishing its neighbors during the moments that matter most. More than 82,000 associates across 1,100+ stores deliver an easy, fresh and affordable shopping experience throughout 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. Through its ‘Count on me’ culture, Food Lion fosters a sense of belonging for all associates, promoting a diverse and inclusive environment that has supported LGBTQ+ equality for nearly two decades.

Food Lion is the only company in the country to be named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for 22 consecutive years. It also pioneered a food rescue program to support food-insecure neighbors. Through Food Lion Feeds, the retailer has donated more than 1 billion meals to individuals and families since 2014 and has committed to donate 1.5 billion meals by 2025. Founded and based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Ahold Delhaize. For more information, visit