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6/2/2003
MEDIA ALERT: Northern Virginia - Harris Teeter Sponsors Kids Cafe Program with Capital Area Food Bank

What: National Hunger Awareness Day
Harris Teeter Donates $10,000 to the Capital Area Food Bank to sponsor a
Kids Café program in Northern Virginia
When: Thursday, June 5th, 3:30pm
Where: Family Resource Learning Center, A family oriented learning center in Northern Virginia. 910 Montgomery St., Alexandria, VA. Site Telephone#: (703) 739-2376

One in four people in a soup kitchen line is a child. Childhood hunger is an unseen epidemic in our nation. And it grows even more acute during the summer, when literally millions of children don't have access to the school lunches they normally depend upon.

To underscore this year's theme, "Can 9 Million Hungry Kids Inspire a Nation?" the Capital Area Food Bank will highlight our Kids Cafe programs. National, and local political, business and civic leaders and celebrities have been invited to serve a healthy snack or meal to the Kids Cafe participants at one of three locations in each area that we serve. The event will feature entertainment and fun activities for the children. The kids have created pictures and messages on paper plates related to their favorite foods, meals, and their experience with hunger to be presented at the ceremony.

Harris Teeter is proud to announce their sponsorship of a Kids Café site in Northern Virginia through a partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank. A new trailer is being donated to help transport food to those in need.

www.capitalareafoodbank.org

www.harristeeter.com

The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest public, non-profit food and nutrition education resource in the Metro Area. Through our network of more than 750 member feeding programs, each year we distribute millions of pounds of food to the community and educate thousands of local residents on hunger, poverty and nutrition issues.




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 143 stores in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida.