Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) has received $5,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help feed neighbors in their time of need.
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Senior Services of Alexandria Receives $5,000 Donation from Food Lion to Help Hungry Older Citizens

"It will allow us to increase our Meals on Wheels and Groceries-to-Go programs with the goal of reducing senior hunger in our community.”   -- Mary Lee Anderson, SSA Executive Director

Want to find out if you or someone you know is eligible to receive subsidized meals through DAAS? Call the Division on Aging and Adult Services at (703) 746-5999 and tell them you’re interested in learning more about the Meals on Wheels Program. (File photo)
Want to find out if you or someone you know is eligible to receive subsidized meals through DAAS? Call the Division on Aging and Adult Services at (703) 746-5999 and tell them you’re interested in learning more about the Meals on Wheels Program. (File photo)

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) has received $5,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help feed neighbors in their time of need. SSA will use the gift for its Senior Nutrition Programs including Meals on Wheels and Groceries to Go to make sure that no older adult in the city of Alexandria, Va., goes hungry.

“Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) would like to thank the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation for this generous gift that will be used for SSA’s Senior Nutrition Program,” said Mary Lee Anderson, Executive Director for Senior Services. “It will allow us to increase our Meals on Wheels and Groceries-to-Go programs with the goal of reducing senior hunger in our community.”

SSA is a non-profit organization that has as its mission, “to foster independence and self-sufficiency, enabling seniors within the City of Alexandria to age with dignity.” SSA operates a Senior Nutrition Program that includes the Meals on Wheels and Groceries-to-Go delivery programs. It also oversees the DOT transportation reservations for the city and presents educational programs through monthly workshops. SSA and the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria operate the Animals on Wheels program, providing food for pets of low-income seniors; and its Friendly Visitor Program matches volunteers with seniors for weekly visits, enhancing connections to the community.

The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is committed to supporting families facing food insecurity across its 10-state footprint. Established in 2001, the foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to feeding local neighbors in the communities it serves. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $15 million in grants.

About The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation

The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C. Established in 2001, the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to eliminating hunger. The charitable foundation has provided more than $15 million in grant funding helping to nourish communities with fresh food for backpack programs, Kids Café’s, and other hunger-relief programs as well as funding for long-term programs to help shorten the lines at food banks. The charitable foundation partners with Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief agency, in addition to local food agencies serving the 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states in which Food Lion operates.  For more information, visit www.foodlion.com/in-our-community.

 About Food Lion

Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, has more than 1,100 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than 82,000 associates. By leveraging its longstanding heritage of low prices and convenient locations, Food Lion is working to own the easiest full shop grocery experience in the Southeast, anchored by a strong commitment to affordability, freshness and the communities it serves. Through Food Lion Feeds, the company has donated more than 800 million meals to individuals and families since 2014 and has committed to donate 1.5 billion meals by 2025. Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Ahold Delhaize. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com or job applicants may visit www.foodlion.com/careers.

MORE: Volunteers Always Needed to Help Deliver Meals on Wheels to Seniors in Alexandria

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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