June 5, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Food Lion will kick off its Children's Miracle Network Hospital's® Miracle Summer Balloon Campaign,
Wednesday, June 6
to support local children and their families receiving medical care from 32 children's hospitals.
The four-week campaign allows customers to donate
at the register, in exchange for
coupons that can be used for produce, milk or Magnum ice cream, at all Food Lion stores. The summer campaign ends
. A similar campaign will be held in the fall.
"At Food Lion, we are passionate about children's health and wellness issues," said
, division vice president for Food Lion Triangle region and Food Lion CMN-H Campaign Executive Sponsor. "We are pleased to help this organization for the 21st year by raising critical funds needed to help this organization make a tremendous difference in the lives of children and their families in our communities."
In addition to selling the Miracle Summer Balloons, customers will have various other opportunities to help.
, Food Lion customers can purchase specially-designed Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
® boxes that will feature five CMN-H children who were treated at hospitals in
Kellogg will donate
to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® for every four boxes sold, up to
Customers will also have various opportunities throughout the summer to support the campaign by participating in community events where proceeds will be donated to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®.