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6/2/2003
MEDIA ALERT: Nashville - Harris Teeter helps Food Bank of Middle TN provide kids a Vacation from Hunger

What: National Hunger Awareness Day "Vacation from Hunger" Box Packing Session for Kids in Need
Harris Teeter Donates $10,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN
When: Thursday, June 5th, 10:30am
Where: Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, 331 Great Circle Road

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.

To underscore this year's theme, "Can 9 Million Hungry Kids Inspire a Nation?" Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee has planned a "Vacation from Hunger" box packing session with local volunteers to highlight their Kids Café summer programs. The boxes will provide enough food for 6 meals – a huge help to those who don't have access to free and reduced school lunches over the summer months.


www.secondharvestnashville.org

www.harristeeter.com

Organized in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is a private, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. The Food Bank's mission is to feed hungry people in Middle Tennessee while reducing food waste through an efficient system of collection and distribution. In 2001 / 2002, Second Harvest distributed over nine million pounds of food through a network of over 500 not-for-profit agencies (e.g., food pantries, soup kitchens, day care centers, senior citizens' centers). Ninety-four cents of every dollar donated goes directly to the Food Bank's programs.




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.