Britepaths Receives Food Lion Charity Donation

Fairfax nonprofit Britepaths has received a $2,300 donation from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help nourish neighbors experiencing hunger. This Feeding the Hungry grant supports community feeding partners by helping people in need increase their access to nutritious food and providing nutrition education to eliminate health risks for those experiencing food insecurity. 

“In wealthy Fairfax County, one in four residents are food insecure and 41 percent of households with children experience food insecurity,” said Britepaths Executive Director Lisa Whetzel. “Many families are still struggling to put food on the table. We are grateful for the grant from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to be able to alleviate stress from our clients so they can focus on other necessities. …

“This gift will help stabilize local families and individuals in the Fairfax County area through short-term food assistance to help them maintain financial stability while they work through a crisis,” she continued. “With this award, we can empower our clients to work toward long-term self-sufficiency. 


The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Food Lion and is committed to supporting families facing food insecurity across 10 states. Established in 2001, it provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to eliminating hunger. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $18.9 million in grants. For more information, go to