Food Lion donates $3,000 to stock Catholic Charities food pantry

Emily Booker Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, News

Ed Bryant, program manager of the Crazy Quilt Friendship Center, looks over the shelves of the center's food pantry.

Ed Bryant, program manager of the Crazy Quilt Friendship Center, looks over the shelves of the center’s food pantry.

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee received a generous donation of $3,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents. The Crazy Quilt Friendship Center in Newcomb will use the gift to stock the shelves of their food pantry.

Crazy Quilt has been a long standing program of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee. Through the center’s food pantry program, families receive a food box containing a two week supply of groceries. Families are provided with short term emergency assistance while they make long term change in their lives.

“We are extremely grateful for this generous donation. Last year, Crazy Quilt provided emergency aid to 335 families living in poverty,” CCETN Executive Director Sister Mary Christine Cremin, RSM, said.

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. The company has pledged to provide 500 million meals to families in need in its local communities by the end of 2020.

Your pledge to help the Crazy Quilt Food Pantry will be put to immediate use to help those in need.  Please click here to donate to Catholic Charities of East Tennessee. You can designate your gift to specifically help the food pantry,