Thriller on the Griller Events Cook Up Huge Donation to Help Community
Customers and Vendors Raise more than $163,000 to Assist Local Wounded Service Members and their Families
JACKSONVILLE, NC, October 11, 2012 – Food Lion customers raised more than $163,000 through its recent Hope For The Warriors® Thriller on the Griller benefit events to assist combat wounded service members, their families, and families of the fallen.
“Thank you to Food Lion, their employees, customers, and vendors for their amazing support to Hope For The Warriors®,”
Food Lion offered nine different events throughout the North Carolina beach region in August and September with a goal of raising 100,000 to benefit the nonprofit organization. Customers had several options to support the Hope For The Warriors® at the “Thriller on the Griller” events. Shoppers purchased lunch donated by vendors for a small donation and also purchased silent auction items with the proceeds benefiting Hope For The Warriors®.
“We are pleased that our customers, vendors and associates were able to help raise enough critical funds that will help wounded service members and military families,” said Joe Stock, director of operations and event organizer. “Hope for the Warriors is a wonderful nonprofit organization and we appreciate the opportunity to partner with them to help those who have given so much to this country.”
About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is a company of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates more than 1,100 supermarkets. The company employs approximately 57,000 associates delivering quality products, low prices and service to customers in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.
About Hope For The Warriors®
The mission of Hope For the Warriors® is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families. Hope For The Warriors® has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator (www.charitynavigator.org)
Hope For The Warriors® (Federal Tax ID 20-5182295) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity as defined in sections 509(A)(1) and 170(B)(1)(A)(