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10/14/2003
Harris Teeter provided 3,317 people in need with a FREE meal in Raleigh, NC at our Harvest Feast kick-off!
Now, Harris Teeter gives shoppers the opportunity to help stock the shelves of their local food banks - just in time for the hol
What:
Harris Teeter Harvest Feast Food Drive

When:
Sunday, October 12 through
Friday, November 28, 2003

Where:
Collection bins in ALL 140 Harris Teeter stores in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia

Harris Teeter in collaboration with the Inter Faith Food Shuttle, Capital Broadcast, and the City of Raleigh, kicked off this year's Harvest Feast Food Drive yesterday in Raleigh, NC. The event at the Raleigh Convention Center fed over 3,317 individuals and families in the Raleigh area. Everyone enjoyed a free holiday-style meal, family entertainment, and fellowship with their neighbors in need.

Harris Teeter President, Fred Morganthall was joined by United Way CEO, Craig Chancellor, and 270 community volunteers who came together to serve people at risk of hunger in the Raleigh area a free holiday-style meal.

"This has been a day of volunteerism at it's finest - neighbors helping neighbors," said Chancellor. Adding, "Everyone pitched in to make this event a huge success for families that are struggling to make ends meet."

"Combating hunger in our community has been a top priority for Harris Teeter since we opened our doors," said Morganthall. "This event marked the beginning of our Harvest Feast Food Drive going on in all of our stores. We invite shoppers to help stock their local food banks - because the need is so great during the holidays."

All items donated will stay in the community and food banks from all over the Southeast will benefit from the Harris Teeter Harvest Feast Food Drive.

Our food bank partners are: Second Harvest Food Bank of NE Florida, America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Good Shepherd Ministries, MANNA Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, Loaves & Fishes, Second Harvest of Southeast NC, Second Harvest of Northwest NC, Food Bank of North Carolina, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Lowcountry Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN, Capital Area Food Bank, Emergency Food Bank, Southwest VA Second Harvest Food Bank, Camp Grove Baptist Church, and Second Harvest of Southeast VA.