GUILFORD COUNTY — BackPack Beginnings has received a $70,170 grant from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation.

The Guilford County-based nonprofit organization will use the gift to provide food programs at Cone Health’s new MedCenter for Women and the Tim and Carolynn Rice Center for Child and Adolescent Health for the next three years.

In partnership with Cone Health, these services will provide food to patients who have been identified as food-insecure by health care providers.

Currently, BackPack Beginnings serves more than 17,000 children and distributes almost half a million pounds of food annually.