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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA — Lincoln University staff and Food Lion associates are joining together to announce Food Lion Feeds’ recent $12,000 donation for food pantry improvements including a deep freezer and other appliances, shelving, storage bins, and inventory. The opening of the Food Pantry was held at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), food insecurity is defined as the “limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways.”
With student demographics constantly changing, college tuition continuing to rise, and many students relying heavily on financial needs to obtain their degree, it can be said that colleges students are a particularly vulnerable population. A recent survey conducted by the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University found that 46 percent of students at HBCUs didn’t have enough food in the 30 days prior to the survey.
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 900 million meals to individuals and families since 2014 and has committed to donate 1.5 billion meals by 2025. Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Ahold Delhaize. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com or job applicants may visit www.foodlion.com/careers.
About Lincoln University
Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), educates and empowers students to lead their communities and change the world. Lincoln offers a rigorous liberal arts education to a diverse student body of approximately 2,200 men and women in more than 35 undergraduate graduate programs.