Soup kitchen gets Food Lion foun­da­tion check

Maryland Independent - - Business -

Our Place Wal­dorf re­ceived $2,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion just in time to help feed lo­cal res­i­dents, ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease. Our Place Wal­dorf will use the gift to pur­chase food for the twice-a-week din­ners and non-per­ish­able items for the togo bags all guests re­ceive.

“Our Place Wal­dorf will use this grant to fund our Mon­day and Thurs­day night din­ners when­ever we do not have spon­sors avail­able. We very much ap­pre­ci­ate the sup­port and the Food Lion Feeds Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion gift,” said Deanna Ger­hart, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of Our Place.

Our Place was es­tab­lished in Oc­to­ber 2012 with the vi­sion to raise aware­ness of hunger and home­less­ness in South­ern Mary­land and pro­vide a daily nu­tri­tious meal, friend­ship and ad­di­tional re­sources in an un­bi­ased en­vi­ron­ment. Vol­un­teers have served din­ners ev­ery Thurs­day since, and in April 2016, the soup kitchen was able to add din­ners on Mon­day nights as well.

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.

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