EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. — Global logistics company C.H. Robinson’s Robinson Fresh division has been honored by omnichannel retailer Food Lion with the Grand Lion for Good Vendor Award.

According to the company, Robinson Fresh received the award due to its involvement in Food Lion Feeds’ hunger relief projects and commitment to using its sustainable end-to-end supply chain solutions for good.

“Our customers leverage Robinson Fresh’s global suite of services daily to build more efficient and sustainable supply chains — it’s the core of what we do, but this award is especially exciting as we join forces to help our communities,” said Greg Thompson, director of strategic accounts, Robinson Fresh. “Our collaboration with Food Lion to help relieve hunger, as well as our work in building effective supply chains is a great honor, and we look forward to continuing to be a part of this important initiative.”

Food Lion launched Food Lion Feeds in 2014, and Robinson Fresh said it has been the sole vendor of the Food Lion Feeds Apple Bag program since the launch. In 2022 alone, Robinson Fresh donated $49,000 to the annual campaign.

“Robinson Fresh has been a valued vendor for 30+ years, and through their customer-centric approach they have become a seamless extension of the Food Lion team,” said Kristin Wells, director of business development, Food Lion. “The last three years have been a challenge from a supply standpoint, especially as demand has been through the roof. Robinson Fresh’s team can leverage its global suite of services to be there for Food Lion to ensure we have enough product for our Food Lion Feeds program and successfully deliver it to the right place at the right time — all while maintaining quality. The Robinson Fresh team deserves this award, and we are excited to recognize them for being a great partner that we can rely on.”