Nashville CARES Receives Gift from Food Lion

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville CARES has received a $3,000 grant from the Food Lion Charitable Foundation to help HIV+ clients. Nashville CARES will use the gift for food and nutrition services.


“Food and nutrition services improve the quality of life for people living with HIV, and we are grateful that the Food Lion Charitable Foundation is supporting our mission with this grant,” said Joseph Interrante, Nashville CARES CEO.


Research proves that food is medicine for people living with HIV. Effective nutrition improves their ability to manage unique dietary needs and reduces the financial strain of securing sufficient meals. Clients who receive food and nutrition services are less likely to miss medical appointments, have fewer hospitalizations and emergency room visits and are more likely to receive and comply with anti-retroviral treatment.


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.


About Food Lion

Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, now has more than 1,100 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than 63,000 associates. By leveraging its longstanding heritage of low prices and convenient locations, Food Lion is working to own the easiest full shop grocery experience in the Southeast, anchored by a strong commitment to affordability, freshness and the communities it serves. Food Lion is a company of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group.  For more information, visit


About Food Lion Feeds

For more than 50 years, Food Lion has been a strong philanthropic partner in the communities it serves. As a grocer, Food Lion’s business is food. The company believes that no one should have to choose between dinner and paying rent or gasoline and buying groceries. Through Food Lion Feeds, Food Lion is working to create a better tomorrow by uniting with customers and partners to eliminate the choices families are forced to make when they are hungry. By the end of 2020, the company has pledged to provide 500 million meals to families in need in its local communities. For more information, visit


About Nashville CARES

With your help, Nashville CARES offers services annually to 65,000 Middle Tennesseans infected and affected by HIV/AIDS including: HIV prevention education to more than 44,000 youth and adults, almost 17,000 FREE confidential HIV tests, and essential support services to 2,850 men, women and children living with the disease. To learn more, visit us at and “Like” us on Facebook at www.Facebook/NashCARES.