Written by: The Mountaineer
WAYNESVILLE — Haywood Pathways Center, Inc. has received a $2,000 contribution from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents. Haywood Pathways Center will use the gift to support its Emergency Homeless Family Housing program.
“It is always a blessing when our local businesses give back to the community in this way,” said Jeremy Parton, executive director of Haywood Pathways Center. “It not only helps us care for the least, lost and lonely in Haywood County, but serves the overall interest of our community in an important way.”
Food Lion’s grant contribution will enable Haywood Pathways Center to expand its services and implement Phase 1 of a strategy to address the emergency housing needs of homeless families in Haywood County. Grant funds will be used for emergency housing costs associated with feeding homeless families.
Established in 2001, the Food Lion Feeds 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.
Through Food Lion Feeds, Food Lion is working to create a better tomorrow by uniting with customers and partners to eliminate the choices families are forced to make when they are hungry. By the end of 2020, the company has pledged to provide 500 million meals to families in need in its local communities.