SALISBURY, N.C. — From now through Aug. 18, Food Lion customers can help local schoolchildren by participating in the Learning Toolbox program to benefit underprivileged students. Food Lion stores are offering prepackaged back-to-school supply kits at the discounted price of $4.99. The school supply kits include pencils, a three-subject notebook, a glue stick, a ruler, a pencil sharpener, a large pink eraser, pocket tissues and hand sanitizer. The kits also include manufacturers’ coupons worth about $3.75. Customers are encouraged to purchase the Learning Toolbox kits for their own school-age children and for local students in need. All donations will be added to the customer’s total bill and will be shown on the receipt for easy record keeping. Food Lion stores will collect and deliver all donated kits to nearby schools or school systems for distribution to underprivileged students. “Food Lion places an emphasis on the support of primary and secondary education, and a program like this helps students get off to a good start, and that is important to having a successful school year,” said spokesperson Kimberly Blackburn.
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