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10/29/2001
Harris Teeter Contributes $100,000+ to Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
WINSTON-SALEM, NC, Oct. 4, 2001 --- Harris Teeter yesterday announced a $100,000+ gift to the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. The grocery store chain will contribute $50,000 for two years to the system's Touched by Technology program. In addition to the $100,000, Harris Teeter will contribute a match of the funds raised through its Together in Education program in the Forsyth County area.

The first $50,000 was presented to Paul Fulton, retired President of the Sara Lee Corporation and Chairman of the Touched by Technology initiative yesterday. The check presentation took place at the conclusion of Harris Teeter's "Charity Golf Classic," an annual golf tournament that benefits local charities.

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools' Touched by Technology initiative will bring technology to each student in the school system to transform education, giving teachers the tools the need to be more effective both inside and outside of the classroom. Harris Teeter's contribution will be used to ensure that the system's most disadvantaged schools are served first.

"We're thrilled to be able to so strongly support the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. Harris Teeter believes in giving back to the communities that we serve, and educating our children is our top priority," says Harris Teeter President Fred Morganthall. "We're also pleased that by participating in our Together in Education
program, our customers can benefit two programs at once - their school of choice and the Touched by Technology program."
"This gift will help us move closer to obtaining the goal of one computer for every four students in the school system," said Gayle Anderson, president of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce. "By donating so generously, Harris Teeter is not only making an investment in our children, but also in our community."

Harris Teeter, Inc., with headquarters in Matthews, N.C., is a subsidiary of Ruddick Corporation (NYSE:RDK). Harris Teeter is ranked as one of the top 50 largest supermarkets in the United States with 2000 sales of $2.3 billion. The grocery store chain employs about 14,000 people and has 137 stores in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida.