Food Lion en Food Lion Donates $500K To Help WIC Recipients During Shutdown <p>Food Lion has donated $500,000 in gift cards to food banks across the state, including Second Harvest, to plug a gap caused by the partial government shutdown. On Tuesday, the state stopped issuing WIC benefits that provide food to low&ndash;income women, infants and children because federal funds have run out.</p><p>Food Lion spokeswoman Christy Phillips-Brown says the gift cards in $5 increments will supplement food bank supplies that may not include essentials that WIC buys &ndash; such as baby formula and diapers.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 19:32:34 +0000 Julie Rose 37046 at