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Emergency Food Network Receives Gift from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation

Charlottesville, Va. – The Emergency Food Network is pleased to announce that it has received $1,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents. The Emergency Food Network will use the gift to continue to provide clients with a three day, emergency supply of nutritionally balanced meals.

“Our services are needed now more than ever,” said EFN Board Chair Mike Signer. “We’ve seen client calls increase 15 to 20 percent during the last calendar year, a number that translates into an average of 1,740 individuals served each month, with the greatest demand during the holidays and the winter months."

The Emergency Food Network was founded as the Emergency Food Bank in 1973 as a registered 501(c)3. The EFN is run by a working Board of 18 to 20 dedicated volunteers and one part-time, paid office manager. Over 100 volunteer baggers, drivers, office volunteers and distribution volunteers ensure that orders are filled on the same day they are requested. This allows the EFN to keep its overhead incredibly low, with approximately 96 percent of donations going directly to purchasing food for clients in need. The EFN is funded by individual donations, business donations and grants from foundations, with no government support and no financial requirements from our clients.

Established in 2001, the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry in the communities it serves. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $9 million in grants.

About Food Lion

Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C. , since 1957, now has more than 1,100 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than 63,000 associates. By leveraging its longstanding hertage of low process 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. Food Lion is a company of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group. For more information, visit

About Food Lion Feeds

For more than 50 years, Food Lion has been a strong philanthropic partner in the communities it serves. As a grocer, Food Lion’s business is food. The company believes that no one should have to choose between dinner and paying rent or gasoline and buying groceries. Through Food Lion Feeds, Food Lion is working to create a better tomorrow by uniting with customers and partners to eliminate the choices families are forced to make when they are hungry. By the end of 2020, the company has pledged to provide 500 million meals to families in need in its local communities. For more information, visit

Contact:Leslie Craig, Office Manager



Save the Date: Charlottesville/Albemarle CROP Hunger WALK - October 11, 2015

Each October, the Charlottesville-Albemarle CROP WALK raises money for hunger and disaster relief. CROP is the international hunger and relief agency for Church World Service. For over 50 years Church World Service has been helping hungry people become more self-reliant and has provided assistance after disasters have struck.

Over the last forty four years our Charlottesville-Albemarle CROP WALK has raised over $921,000. Of the total, 75% has been used to support the hunger and refugee relief work of Church World Service. The remaining 25% has been distributed locally to our Charlottesville Community Meals on Wheels and the Emergency Food Network.


Join the EFN at the Charlottesville Newcomers Club Event - September 22, 2015

The Charlottesville Newcomers Club is an active, fun, friendly organization of men and women who want to make your transition to the Charlottesville area easy and enjoyable. The Club welcomes residents of Charlottesville and of nearby counties such as Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. 

The Club has over 400 members and offers a wide range of activities and events. Members enjoy meeting new people, making friends, joining in social and recreational activities, learning more about the area, and getting involved in the community. There is something for everyone in the Charlottesville Newcomers Club. 

Location: Farmington Country Club


The Emergency Food Bank is now the Emergency Food Network

New name, same mission.

Join us in Celebration at The Haven

Address:  112 Market St (at First and Market)
Date:  Wednesday, April 29, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Suggested donation: $25.00
RSVP, Volunteer, donate, sponsor, or learn more, (434) 979-9180.