Business roundup: Food Lion Feeds provides nearly 4.5 million meals through apple bag campaign – Salisbury Post

Business Brief: Food Lion Feeds Provides Nearly 4.5 Million Meals Through Bag of Apples Campaign

Posted 12:00 am Sunday, October 23, 2022

SALISBURY— Food Lion Feeds set a goal of providing 1 million meals to people in need based on sales from its annual bags of apples drive. Customers helped exceed that goal, providing 4.5 million meals. The campaign, which ran from September 14 to October 4, was one of many efforts by Food Lion Feeds during Hunger Action Month.

Customers purchased specially marked bags of apples or made a cash donation at the register during checkout to help provide meals to Feeding America, the nation’s largest national hunger relief organization, and local member food banks in Food Lion’s 10-state operating area.

“More than 34 million people, including 9 million children, face hunger in the United States. We are grateful to Food Lion Feeds for their sustained commitment to providing meals to communities in need through their Apple Bag campaign,” said Lauren Biedron, vice president of corporate partnerships for Feeding America, in a press release. “Our long-standing partnership with Food Lion helps deepen our response to the growing demand for food assistance.”

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Since the bag of apples campaign began in 2014, customers have helped provide more than 13 million meals. Food Lion Feeds has helped provide more than 970 million meals to individuals and families since 2014 and has committed to donating 1.5 billion meals by 2025.

“We know our neighbors are counting on us to help feed their families,” said Kevin Durkee, manager of Food Lion Feeds. “We sincerely appreciate our customers partnering with us in the fight against hunger. We are proud to support our food bank partners and local food agencies in eliminating the difficult decisions many families are forced to make when faced with hunger.”

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A $1 donation helped provide at least 10 meals insured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks. The apple bag drive provided a monetary equivalent of 50 cents from five meals from each bag purchased that was donated to Feeding America and member food banks. Food Lion guaranteed a minimum donation of $100,000 (monetary equivalent of 1 million meals) during the campaign.

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Jensen Named Chief Financial Officer of Carolina Caring


Carolina Caring has promoted Tammy Jensen to the financial director. He will oversee the financial initiatives and technology direction of the nonprofit organization, which serves patients facing serious illness in 12 western North Carolina counties.

“Tammy Jensen is a perfect fit for the position of CFO at Carolina Caring,” said President and CEO Dana Killian in a press release. “His knowledge of her and wealth of her experience will be invaluable as we continue to move forward with our plans for long-term growth and sustainability.”

Jensen has over 18 years of Carolina Caring experience and a wealth of knowledge in billing and revenue cycle management. She served in an accounting role at the CPA firm of Davidson, Holland and Whitesell LLC, where she focused on cost reporting audits for healthcare organizations in North Carolina.

“I am honored to serve as CFO at Carolina Caring and protect our organization’s vital assets,” says Jensen. “Our core values ​​are what motivate me every day – I am excited to contribute my knowledge and experience to support continued growth as critical illness care continues to evolve.”

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Carolina Caring, founded in 1979, is an independent, community-based, not-for-profit health care provider. It specializes in programs that offer relief from chronic conditions, serious illnesses, and the challenges that come with them, including palliative medicine and hospice care for all ages, primary care, and grief counseling. Rowan is among the 12 counties served. For more information, call 828.466.0466 or visit

TMR Ribbon Cutting Celebration for New Location – Submitted Photo

TMR Realty opens new location

FE — TMR Realty, Inc. has opened a new location at 107 N. Main Faith St. in Faith.

Teresa Rufty obtained her real estate license in 2003 and established TMR Realty Inc. in 2009. The agency is what Rufty considers a small “boutique” firm with 10 agents. The agency held a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration on October 12.

“TMR is excited to be a part of the Faith community and looks forward to offering their same great service at their new location,” said Rufty.


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