Food Lion, Food Bank of DE, State Fair Teaming Up For 2nd Annual "Food Lion Hunger Relief Day" at Fair Monday

Jul 16, 2013 -- 11:09am

Food Lion, the Food of Delaware and the Delaware State Fair are once again teaming up to put on a day for collecting donations of canned food to help feed hungry Delawareans in Kent and Sussex Counties.

The second annual "Food Lion Hunger Relief Day" at the Delaware State Fair on Monday. Visitors to the fair can get free admission in exchange for donating five canned Food Lion-brand items, such as canned soups, meats, fruits and vegetables, tuna fish, peanut butter and cereal, items that are most needed by the Food Bank. No glass-stored items will be accepted. Last year, more than 15,000 pounds of food were collected. Danny Aguilar from the State Fair says this year, the goal is to collect over 20,000 pounds of canned food. On Monday, volunteers from Food Lion, the Food Bank and the Lake Forest School District will be set up at the main gate to collect donations.

Aguilar says the fair industry is challenging individual fairs to step up and help out their communities. Last year, he says Food Lion came up with the idea, and officials from both the supermarket chain and the fair put their heads together and came up with the idea for a hunger relief day to accept donations for the Food Bank.

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