Food Lion Lorie Fees

Barium Springs, N.C. – Children’s Hope Alliance (CHA) has received $500 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents.  Children’s Hope Alliance will use the gift to help feed youth in group five homes in Statesville.

“We are grateful to have such community support for our mission to provide a safe, healing journey for hurting children and families, creating hope now and in the future. This award will cover some of the food costs, leaving more funds to help youth overcome their challenges while in our residential programs” said CHA President and CEO John Koppelmeyer.

Each home provides care for five to nine children in a structured, family-style setting. Staff is well-trained and committed to demonstrating healthy family behaviors and teaching important social skills. Youth may also receive individual, group, and family therapy. Last year, 108 children and youth in five group homes were served on the Statesville campus.

Children’s Hope Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a long history of child advocacy and welfare dating back to 1891. In 2015 Children’s Hope Alliance helped more than 3,600 children across North Carolina through nearly 30 specialized service programs. All services provided by Children’s Hope Alliance create hope for hurting children and families in three ways, including healing the hurt for children and families that are troubled, abused or neglected, providing a safe home for children through group homes, therapeutic foster care and adoption and encouraging a healthy start through educational, prevention and developmental programs.

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 65,000 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. 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



Food Lion’s Barry Smith of the Troutman store presents a $500 grant to Children’s Hope Alliance staff member Lorie Fees to help buy groceries for children living in group homes at the agency’s historic Barium Springs campus. The grant is part of Food Lion Feeds, a charitable branch of the North Carolina grocer.