Food Lion donates to Harvest of Hope Food Pantry

Published 1:00 pm Monday, October 10, 2016

Part of ‘The Great Pantry Makeover’ Service

AMERICUS — Local Food Lion associates helped load shelves and coolers with donated products as part of the company’s “The Great Pantry Makeover” event. Second Harvest of South Georgia nominated Harvest of Hope Food Pantry in Americus for The Great Pantry Makeover.
In celebration of Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month, Food Lion is joining this powerful movement by remodeling and stocking the shelves at more than 30 local food pantries across its 10-state footprint during its second annual “The Great Pantry Makeover.” Hunger Action Month is a nationwide campaign mobilizing communities to take action on eliminating hunger.

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 63,000 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 committed to provide 500 million meals to individuals and families in need by the end of 2020. For more information, visit

About 2nd Harvest of South Georgia
Second Harvest of South Georgia is the largest rural food bank in the state. It serves a 12,675 square mile region made up of 30 counties.  In addition to its Valdosta headquarters, the food bank has branches in Albany, Douglas and Thomasville. From these four locations, SHSG serves more than 400 partner agencies through a variety of programs including the Food Bank, Kids Cafe, Mobile Food Pantry, and Teachers’ Harvest. For more information on Second Harvest of South Georgia, visit

About Harvest of Hope Food Pantry
Harvest of Hope Food Pantry opened its doors in June of 2013 after more than 15 local churches prayerfully worked together to form an organization to provide a food ministry for the Sumter County/ Americus, Georgia, community. Harvest of Hope is a Non-Profit Corporation under the laws of the state of Georgia and is also Non-Profit organized under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.  There are no paid staff persons.  Harvest of Hope is operated entirely by volunteers. Harvest of Hope is governed by a Board of Directors representing a cross-section of the community and churches. Client eligibility is based on USDA guidelines.Harvest of Hope’s Mission Statement is: “Responding to the call of Jesus Christ, the Harvest of Hope Food Pantry feeds the hungry, promotes physical and spiritual health, and brings people together in a community of love.”  Harvest of Hope is a partner agency with Second Harvest of South Georgia and also partners with the local Food Lion Store in Americus.  For more information, call Sonny or Ginger Pinckard at 229-873-2090.