(WBTV) Students at Knox Middle School got a tasty treat on Tuesday, thanks to Food Lion.
Members of Food Lion’s African-American Business Resource Group distributed fresh oranges and bottled water to more than 150 7th graders at J.H. Knox Middle School during the students’ lunch period on Tuesday.
The group works to connect with the community through associate engagement, and also finds ways to better serve Food Lion customers. The associates plan to return to the school early next year to host mentoring sessions with the students.
“Today’s effort was a great opportunity for us to encourage the students to eat healthy, nutritious foods, such as fresh fruit,” said Corey Brown, co-chair of the company’s African-American Business Resource Group. “In fact, we recently renewed our commitment at Food Lion to always having fresh produce available at our stores. We recently launched our new produce initiative, which is focused on improved quality, enhanced freshness and expanded variety of produce.”
Food Lion has launched its new initiative in 581 stores, including locally in Salisbury, N.C. Fresh fruits and vegetables also now come with a double-your-money-back guarantee, and customers will soon find helpful tips in-store for keeping produce fresher longer at home.