CAC Mobile Meals has received $2,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents. Mobile Meals will use the gift to provide meals for frail, homebound seniors in Knox County.
“We really appreciate this gift from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation. It will allow us to deliver hot, nutritious meals directly to the homes of almost 600 local seniors,” said Judith Pelot, Mobile Meals manager.
Mobile Meals relies on community support to deliver fresh meals to about 850 seniors every weekday of the year except for holidays. “Many people would be surprised to learn that about one-third of our support comes from the community,” Pelot said. “If you included the thousand or so volunteers who give their time to deliver meals five days a week, community support would easily add up to more than half of our annual budget. Support from businesses that operate within our community, like Food Lion, are a big part of that, as they give back to our community with grants like this one.
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.