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Local youth organization receives grant from Food Lion Feeds foundation
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A local youth-centered organization has received $1,500 from the Food Lion Feeds charitable foundation to help provide snacks and nutrition education for youth in its after school program. 

According to a press release by the organization, V2, previously known as Next Generation Youth Development, provides youth focused services for students ages 11 through 17. The organization provides a wide range of experiences for its members as well as emotional and educational support to help the youth be successful at home, in school and in the community. 

“At V2, the organization believes in the power of youth and their right to have equal access and opportunities to reach their full potential,” the release said. 

One of the ways V2 does this is through “The Underground”, its teen “makerspace” that its members attend during the academic year on Mondays through Fridays from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. With the $1,500 grant from Food Lion Feeds, V2 will be able to provide snacks and nutrition education to the youth who attend “The Underground”. 

“We are excited and honored to begin a new partnership with the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation,” V2 Executive Director Bindy Auvermann said in the release. “Our state grant for the operation of our V2 Underground Clubhouse does not provide funds for afternoon snacks, which we believe is a necessary component for the support of healthy teens. The award we received from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation will help support this endeavor. We are happy to add them to our list of entities that truly care about the young people in our community and are willing to support our work.” 

Food Lion Feeds is a charitable foundation dedicated to supporting families facing food insecurity across its 10-state footprint. Since it was established in 2001, the foundation has awarded nearly $17 million in grants to programs and organizations like V2. 

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