Food Lion Money Order Policy Explained

Logo sign on the outside of a Food Lion store building

Short Answer — Food Lion sells Western Union money orders at most of its locations, with a limit of $500 and a fee of less than one dollar. Find more details of the money order policy below.

Does Food Lion Sell Money Orders?

Food Lion sells money orders through Western Union at most locations, customer service representatives told us. The money order limit is $500, and the fee for purchasing a money order is less than $1.

You can pay for your money order at Food Lion using cash, a credit card, or a debit card.

Visit the customer service desk to buy a money order; hours may vary by store, but money orders are typically available from the store’s opening time (7:00 a.m. at most locations) until 9:00 p.m.

To purchase a money order, you’ll need to bring a valid government-issued ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc.) and the full name of the recipient. When you visit your nearest store with these items, a Food Lion associate will assist you with the money order.

If Food Lion isn’t in your area or doesn’t sell the type of money order you need, see our article on more places that sell money orders for a complete list of places where you can get one, including grocery stores, convenience stores, banks, and more.

Does Food Lion Cash Money Orders?

Food Lion doesn’t cash money orders, a representative told us. Money orders also appear on the list of check-cashing exclusions in Food Lion’s customer service FAQ.

This policy isn’t uncommon; most grocery stores sell but don’t cash money orders. If you need to cash a money order, you’re most likely to be able to do so at your bank.

Besides that, finding a place to cash one requires a bit of research. We’ve done the work for you; see our list of places that cash money orders.


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