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COUNCIL ON AGING PRESENTS DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TO TOM SMITH OF FOOD LION

      COUNCIL ON AGING PRESENTS DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
                       TO TOM SMITH OF FOOD LION
    SALISBURY, N.C., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Tom E. Smith, president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors of Food Lion (NASDAQ-NMS: FDLN), was presented the National Council on the Aging's (NCOA) Distinguished Achievement Award this weekend in Charlotte.
    The award recognizes Food Lion's commitment to providing quality products and services to the elderly through the company's 850 supermarkets.
    In the past several years Food Lion has implemented several programs intended to assist older Americans.  These include electrically powered shopping carts, better lighting, parcel pickup, store rest areas, and handicapped accessible check-out lanes.
    In addition to these services, Food Lion's commitment to lowering grocery prices has aided older Americans living on fixed incomes.
    In presenting the award to Smith, NCOA President Daniel Thursz said, "His commitment to philanthropy and community has touched the lives of many individuals.  His contributions to his fellow citizens are impressive."
    Smith accepted the award on behalf of the 50,000 men and women working with Food Lion in 850 stores located in 12 states.
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    /CONTACT:  Mike Mozingo of Food Lion, Inc., 704-633-8250, ext. 2575/
    (FDLN) CO:  Food Lion, Inc.; National Council on the Aging ST:  North Carolina IN:  REA SU:  PER CM -- CH004 -- 1624 11/06/91 10:58 EST
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