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Food Lion Feeds Partners with GSU and Others to Tackle Hunger During the College Football Season

Sack to Give Back Program helps collegiate football programs donate meals for every quarterback’s sack

Georgia Southern University is one of 33 colleges and universities, and the only one in Georgia, participating in this year’s Food Lion Feeds Sack to Give Back Program. The correlating food bank that will benefit from GSU’s efforts is America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. The program will donate 1,000 meals for every quarterback sack made.


Food Lion Feeds’ Sack to Give Back program returns this fall with a record number of 33 colleges and universities coming together to nourish neighbors in need. Through the innovative effort to tackle hunger, the omnichannel retailer will donate 1,000 meals (up to 30,000 meals per school) for every quarterback sack made by the participating institution to each school’s local Feeding America® member food bank. Since 2019, Food Lion Feeds has donated more than 1.3 million meals through the campaign.

The Sack to Give Back program also kicks off in September to align with Hunger Action Month, a time when Food Lion Feeds deepens its extensive existing partnership with Feeding America to raise awareness and inspire action to help people facing impossible choices resulting from food insecurity. In 2022, Food Lion Feeds’ Sack to Give Back program has expanded from 27 to 33 teams across Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia. The unique program will benefit 16 Feeding America member food banks serving communities where each school is located.

“Food Lion is committed to fighting hunger in the towns and cities we serve, and what better way to rally support from our neighbors than in a football stadium during a quarterback sack,” said Kevin Durkee, Manager, Food Lion Feeds, Food Lion. “Hunger knows no boundaries, and this program enables us to educate our neighbors about food insecurity while engaging them in the fight against hunger. We wish all the participating schools a successful season both on the field and on the Sack to Give Back scoreboard.”

Full list of participating schools and correlating food banks which will benefit from each school’s efforts are:

School School Location Food Bank Benefitting from Meal Donations
Appalachian State University Boone, NC Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC
Bowie State University Bowie, MD Maryland Food Bank
Catawba University Salisbury, NC Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
Chowan University Murfreesboro, NC Food Bank of the Albemarle
Clemson University Clemson, SC Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
Coastal Carolina University Conway, SC Lowcountry Food Bank
East Carolina University Greenville, NC Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC
Elizabeth City State University Elizabeth City, NC Food Bank of the Albemarle
Elon University Elon, NC Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC
Fayetteville State University Fayetteville, NC Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast NC
Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia
James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
Johnson C. Smith University Charlotte, NC Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
Liberty University Lynchburg, VA Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
Lincoln University Oxford, PA Food Bank of Delaware
Livingston College Salisbury, NC Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Greensboro, NC Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC
North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC
Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore
Shaw University Raleigh, NC Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
St. Augustine’s University Raleigh, NC Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC
Towson University Towson, MD Maryland Food Bank
University of Delaware Newark, DE Food Bank of Delaware
University of Maryland Adelphi, MD Capital Area Food Bank
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
University of Richmond Richmond, VA Feed More
University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
Virginia State University Petersburg, VA Feed More
Virginia Tech University Blacksburg, VA Feeding Southwest Virginia
Virginia Union University Richmond, VA Feed More
Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC
William and Mary College Williamsburg, VA Virginia Peninsula Foodbank
Winston-Salem State University Winston-Salem, NC Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC

 

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