The Vinton Food Lion unveiled its new look after several months of renovations at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 10. Store Manager Houston Wallace (center left) and Vinton Mayor Brad Grose (center right) did the honors.

Store Manager Houston Wallace welcomed the community to the “new Food Lion” and thanked shoppers for “working through the changes with us” that have been made during renovations in the past several months.

“Every improvement has been made with the customer in mind.” In honor of the occasion, he presented a check from Food Lion Feeds for $2,000 to David Burgess representing the local Good Samaritan Christian Soldiers food bank which serves individuals in Roanoke and Vinton. That will provide 20,000 meals for those in need. Food Lion also stocked the pantry at Good Samaritan on October 9. The company has made a $91.7 million capital investment in its 63 area stores this year, which includes remodeling the stores, hiring nearly 2,000 additional associates to better serve customers and giving back to local communities by donating two mobile food trucks to area food banks to nourish local families in need.

“Roanoke is very…

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