Forty-three local Food Lion stores raised $75,475 in the 22nd annual Shop&Care campaign to support Easter Seals Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore in its mission to provide services so people with disabilities can live more independently within their communities.
For the second year in a row, the top fundraising spot went to the Food Lion store on Tilghman Road in Salisbury, Md., which raised more than $5,100. Stores in Delmar, Lewes, Ocean City, Md., Berlin, Md., and another Salisbury, Md. location followed close behind, each raising between $3,000 and $4,000 for Easter Seals.
At the checkout counter, customers were asked to donate $1 to help Easter Seals in the Shop&Care campaign. Shoppers could also help by purchasing General Mills Cereal, Breyers ice cream or Food Lion 24-pack bottled water.
“Once again, Food Lion has done a wonderful job raising critically needed dollars and awareness for Easter Seals and people with disabilities,” said Cynthia Morgan, Easter Seals Board of Directors chair. “On behalf of Easter Seals, I’d like to thank the stores, their employees and all the shoppers who gave their time and support in this campaign. It means a lot to Easter Seals and the people we serve in the region.”
Donations go to supporting Easter Seals’ Early Intervention and children’s therapy programs, which help children with disabilities, and Camp Fairlee, which offers weeklong summer camp sessions, weekend respites from October to May and travel trip experiences specifically catered to children and adults with disabilities.
Food Lion LLC, as part of the Delhaize Group, offers quality products at extra-low prices throughout 11 Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states. Since 1991, Food Lion LLC has raised more than $25 million nationally to help support Easter Seals in its mission to provide solutions for independence for all ages and abilities. Learn more about Food Lion at www.foodlion.com/.
For more information about Easter Seals, call 800-677-3800 or visit www.de.easterseals.com.