Lee University recently received $1,500 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help students in their time of need. Lee used the gift to contribute stock to its on-campus food bank.
"It has been an absolute pleasure participating in providing such a meaningful service to Lee University's community," Megan Khan, an AmeriCorps VISTA worker who was instrumental in securing the grant, said in a news release. "On behalf of Lee University's students, we are highly grateful for the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation's generosity."
The food bank at Lee is a resource available to students who are in need and are not on a meal plan. On average, the food bank provides food to 200 students per month.
"I haven't been able to work as much as I used to, so being able to use the food bank helps when I don't have money for groceries," Emily Courtney, a senior business management major, said in the release.
The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is committed to supporting families facing food insecurity across its 10-state footprint. Since its inception in 2001, the foundation has awarded nearly $17 million in grants.