The Jane Jones Food Pantry of Main Street United Methodist Church has received $2,500 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local neighbors.

The Jane Jones Food Pantry will use the gift to purchase food items for the monthly distribution to families in Halifax County who face chronic hunger.

“The members of the board and the volunteers who serve each month would like to express our appreciation for the $2,500 donation given to us from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation,” David Lawson, Jane Jones Food Pantry board chairman. “The donation will help us feed more families in our community.”

The Jane Jones Food Pantry distributes food on the third Wednesday of each month to families with chronic need in the South Boston/Halifax County area. Non-perishable canned and dried foods as well as milk, eggs, margarine, bread and meat are given to each family.

Funding is solely from grants and individual donations. The group works with Halifax Social Services to verify need and information.

The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic are of Food Lion, based in Salisbury, North Carolina. Established in 2001, the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to eliminating hunger. The charitable foundation has provided more than $12 million in grant funding helping to nourish communities with fresh food for backpack programs, Kids Café’s and other hunger-relief programs as well as funding for long-term programs to help shorten the lines at food banks.

The charitable foundation partners with Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief agency, in addition to local food agencies serving the 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states in which Food Lion operates. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com/in-our-community.