- Last Updated on 07:59 AM 11/11/13
- BY Special to the Gazette
In honor of Veterans Day on Monday, Food Lion stores will offer a 10 percent discount to active and retired military personnel to show their support and appreciation for those who are currently serving or who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
To receive the discount, active military, reservists and veterans should present their MVP card at checkout and request the discount.
“Food Lion proudly supports the men and women who have courageously served our country,” said Beth Newlands Campbell, president of Food Lion. “On this day when Americans pay tribute to those who protect the freedoms we enjoy every day, we want to honor those who have served our country, and their families, who have made many sacrifices through their military service.”
In addition to the in-store discount, the company also is supporting the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization that honors and empowers wounded heroes. Customers also may contribute to the Wounded Warrior Project by purchasing specially-marked items in Food Lion stores, or purchasing a chip clip or bracelet at the register for $1.
Food Lion is a longstanding supporter of its military associates and customers. The company provides numerous employment benefits to military associates, adopts families of colleagues who have been called into active duty and donates food and volunteer time at community military events.
In 2010, Food Lion was honored with the Department of Defense’s highest honor for employers, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves (ESGR) Freedom Award, for its programs and services for military associates.