The Institute for Workforce Innovation (IWI) has received $3,500 from the Food Lion Charitable Foundation just in time for the holiday season to help local residents. IWI will use the gift to provide nutrition assistance to IWI Project YouthBuild participants.
“IWI Project YouthBuild is truly appreciative of this award from Food Lion. Nutrition plays a vital role in the success of our students and we will now be able to provide a cost-free, healthy, and nutritious lunch to them each day. This added benefit to Project YouthBuild will greatly enhance our program.” said Jonathan Leslie, IWI Executive Director
The award will be used to purchase food in order to provide IWI Project YouthBuild participants with a healthy lunch while they are training in the program. Project YouthBuild is an educational and vocational training program for low income at-risk youth ages 16-24 that have dropped out of high school. The mission of IWI is to serve our community through talent development and advocacy. IWI is excited to partner with the Food Lion Charitable Foundation to help stop hunger in Alachua County.
Established in 2001, the Food Lion 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. Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is a company of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates more than 1,100 supermarkets. The company employs approximately 58,000 associates delivering quality products, low prices and service to customers in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.
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