SVCC Foundation Receives Gift from Food Lion Feeds for Panther Pantry


The Southside Virginia Community College Foundation is pleased to announce that Food Lion Feeds has provided funding to support the purchase of food for SVCC’s on-campus food pantry, the “Panther Pantry.” Food Lion Feeds was founded in 2014 by Food Lion to address food insecurity in the towns and cities it serves.

SVCC’s Panther Pantry is dedicated to alleviating hunger among SVCC’s 10 county service area and student body. There are currently Panther Pantries on each of SVCC’s main campuses, located in Alberta, VA and Keysville, VA.

“We are grateful to Food Lion Feeds for their continued generosity,” states Dr. Quentin Johnson, SVCC’s President. “SVCC's Panther Pantry operates to alleviate the barrier of hunger among our students, and this gift from Food Lion Feeds will allow the Pantry to continue striving toward this goal.”

For more information about SVCC’s Panther Pantry, contact Leslie Perkins at 434-736-2022.

About Food Lion

Food Lion is an omnichannel retailer committed to nourishing its neighbors during the moments that matter most. More than 82,000 associates across 1,100+ stores deliver an easy, fresh and affordable shopping experience throughout 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. Through its ‘Count on me’ culture, Food Lion fosters a sense of belonging for all associates, promoting a diverse and inclusive environment that has supported LGBTQ+ equality for nearly two decades. Food Lion is the only company in the country to be named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for 22 consecutive years. It also pioneered a food rescue program to support food-insecure neighbors. Through Food Lion Feeds, the retailer has donated more than 1 billion meals to individuals and families since 2014 and has committed to donate 1.5 billion meals by 2025. Founded and based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Ahold Delhaize. For more information, visit

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