MONROE — Turning Point, Inc. has received $2,500 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation, according to a press release. The organization announced it will use the gift to purchase food for residents at its 42-bed domestic violence shelter.

“We are so grateful to Food Lion for its continued support for Turning Point,” said Jessie Lindberg, Turning Point’s Executive Director, in the release. “Gifts like this allow us to reallocate funding to other critical areas of support for those we serve. With the COVID-19 pandemic causing increasing rates of domestic violence across the country, these funds will allow us to serve the rising number of survivors we are preparing to see at our shelter. Food Lion’s commitment to its community is incredible, and we consider them a vital community partner.”

Since 1985, Turning Point has been providing emergency shelter and services to adults and children fleeing domestic violence. In addition to its 42-bed shelter, the organization’s Tree House Children’s Advocacy Center provides services to child victims of sexual abuse, and its Sexual Assault Resource Center serves survivors of sexual assault.

The organization also provides education and outreach to local schools and community businesses and organizations, in an effort to fulfill its mission of a violence-free community.

Established in 2001, the Food Lion Feeds 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 $12 million in grants.

The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Food Lion. Established in 2001, the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to eliminating hunger. It 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.

For more information, visit www.foodlion.com/in-our- community.