ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation donated $3,000 to Roanoke non-profit Kids Soar to help with their food bank.

Representatives from Kids Soar say the $3,000 donation will be used to help feed families in need by funding the Kids Soar Food Bank, which has provided over 45,000 meals, as well as learning materials and books, to families and people in need since March 2020.

The nonprofit says it is also expanding to add a community kitchen that will offer education on nutrition.

According to Kids Soar, the Roanoke organization aims to improve the quality of life for inner-city families with after-school and summer services that are free to the community. Representatives from the over 30-years-old organization say they offer parent workshops, literacy and education courses, summer camp, teen Christian programming, a food bank, and items such as clothing, school supplies, and books to all children and families.

“Food Lion has been a great supporter over the years. We’re delighted that they have recognized the importance of good nutrition and the importance of teaching healthy and affordable meal preparation in the community while also providing free food to those in need,” Executive Director Candace Hess said.

Meanwhile, officials say the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation — established in 2001 — supports people facing food insecurity across 10 states, as well as provide financial support for local organizations that are dedicated to feeding their communities.

Anyone who is in need of food can call Kids Soar at 540-342-3103 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays to set up a time to pick up food.