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12/18/2002
Harris Teeter Donates Hams to Meals on Wheels in Three States
Wilmington, NC, Fairfax VA, and Nashville, TN Meals on Wheels get Hormel Hams to feed hungry during Holidays.

Charlotte, NC - Harris Teeter is donating 500 Hormel Hams to three different Meals on Wheels organizations to help feed families in need this holiday season. 125 cases of hams will go to the Meals on Wheels with the New Hanover County Department of Aging in Wilmington, NC, the Fairfax County Agency on Aging that serves meals in Fairfax, VA, and the Nashville, TN Meals on Wheels and Senior Citizens Inc.

The Meals on Wheels home-delivery meal program is geared toward ensuring the nutritional well being of seniors and families in need. And that need goes up during the holiday season. The Harris Teeter family is proud to donate the hams to help each these organizations fight hunger in their individual communities.

Hunger is more than just a growling sensation in the stomach; it's an emotional and physical stress that, if left unchecked, can cause serious health problems and a substantial loss in the quality of life. "Combating hunger has been a top priority for Harris Teeter since we opened our doors," said President, Fred Morganthall. "And Meals on Wheels provides much more than just a nutritious meal, they provide an opportunity for neighbors to reach out and help each other," he added.

Many Meals on Wheels recipients live alone and the nutrition programs offered provide nourishment of body and heart. Harris Teeter is proud to support the Meals on Wheels and all their efforts.

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Harris Teeter, Inc. with headquarters in Matthews, NC, 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 2001 sales of $2.4 billion. The grocery store chain employs about 14,000 people and has 141 stores in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida.