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4/17/2003
Harris Teeter Gives over $325,000 to Local Schools
Together in Education donations climb to over $3.4 million

Charlotte, NC - In the second scheduled contribution for this school year, Harris Teeter's Together in Education Program is giving area schools $325,779.00. A total of 595 checks went out to 95 cities and 97 counties throughout the six states Harris Teeter serves.

Together in Education Bus"This program is steadily growing as our customers continue to see the benefits for their schools and their children," said Fred Morganthall, President of Harris Teeter. "We are following their lead and growing the program, adding a variety of new events for educators and students."

One of the most exciting additions is our new Together in Education bus. It is designed to reward elementary students throughout the Southeast with fun activities and nutritional based programs. And so far, it has received an A+ from kids everywhere!

At Broughton High School in Raleigh, NC, funds from Together in Education are used for "Presentations on preventing smoking/lung cancer, the consequences of drinking and driving, how to protect yourself from skin cancer, and STD's," said Carol Wiggs, PTSA Co-President. She adds, "Just last week, students participated in a program to kick-off Safe-Driving Week before leaving for Spring Break."
How does Together in Education work? Customers sign up with their VIC card and when they purchase Harris Teeter brand products, a percentage of those purchase dollars goes to the schools of their choice. Shoppers simply link the school of their choice to their VIC card. Families can link up to five schools from preschool through 12th grade and Harris Teeter will evenly distribute the money across the different school accounts.

Harris Teeter is proud of our efforts to support area schools and encourages everyone to link their VIC card to their school and "be a part of the solution."

For more information about Together in Education, visit our website at http://www.harristeeter.com/community/together_ed.php

Together In Education

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Harris Teeter, Inc. with headquarters in Matthews, NC, is a subsidiary of Ruddick Corporation (NYSE:RDK). Harris Teeter is the 39th largest supermarket in the United States with 2002 sales of $2.35 billion. The grocery store chain employs over 14,000 associates and has 142 stores in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida.