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Food Lion Sponsors Food Distribution at Gwynn Park High School in Brandywine, MD

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WASHINGTON, May 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- What: Food Lion will donate $5,000 in food donations and gift cards to the Capital Area Food Bank's mobile pantry site at Gwynn Park High School in Brandywine, Md. The donations will help feed 200 local families.

Who: Food Lion and Capital Area Food Bank representatives:

• Welcome – Kareem Boykin, Food Lion Community Relations Representative
• Lavette Sims, Prince George's County Social Services
• CAFB Sr. Director of Partners & Programs Division Marian Peele

When: Tuesday, May 21, 4-7 p.m.

Where: Gwynn Park High School
13800 Brandywine Road
Brandywine, Md., 20613

Why: More than 680,000 metro-area residents, including 200,000 children are facing persistent hunger and malnutrition, a 25 percent increase since 2006. The Capital Area Food Bank provides area residents with 27.5 million meals a year and empowers residents struggling with hunger through various nutrition education programs designed to address the root causes of hunger. The CAFB distributes food through a network of 700 partner agencies located throughout the region. Food Lion is helping to alleviate hunger in the Capital area.

The Capital Area Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, was founded on January 15, Martin Luther King's birthday, in 1980 and takes a comprehensive approach to addressing hunger by increasing access to nutritious food, initiating change through skill-building and advocacy, and creating sustainability with outreach and training for those at risk of hunger. The CAFB is the Washington metro area's largest public, nonprofit food and nutrition education resource. To learn more about the new food distribution center, go to http://www.capitalareafoodbank.org/

Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is a company of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE:DEG). The company operates more than 1,100 supermarkets in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, and employs approximately 57,000 associates. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.

CONTACT: Page Crosland Capital Area Food Bank 202-644-9816 (direct work) 202-285-2199 (cell) 202-529-1253 (fax) pcrosland@capitalareafoodbank.org

Source:Capital Area Food Bank

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