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|Harris Teeter Gives Shoppers Opportunity to Help Neighbors in Need Just in Time for the Holidays
|Now, shoppers can donate to our Harvest Feast Food Drive and help their local food banks stock up for the winter months.
| Charlotte, NC Harris Teeter has set up donation bins in every store to help stock the shelves of local food banks just when they need food the most.
"Combating hunger in our community has been a top priority for Harris Teeter since we opened our doors," said Harris Teeter President, Fred Morganthall. "We invite shoppers to help stock their local food banks ¡V because the need is so great during the holidays."
We kicked off our food drive in Raleigh on October 12th, with a dinner for 3,300 children and families in need of a good, hot meal. We'll conclude our six-week food drive with another event in Charlotte on November 28th, to feed even more of our neighbors in need of a good meal. We hope that during that time we can encourage shoppers to donate what they can afford so that food banks can stock their shelves during the winter months.
„h One in four people in a soup kitchen line is a child and;
„h Of the more than 23 million emergency food recipients served by America's Second Harvest, more than 9 million are children (Hunger in America 2001).
„h In 2000, approximately 13 million American children were food insecure, meaning they were hungry or at risk of hunger (United States Department of Agriculture, Household Food Security in the United States, March, 2001).
„h Among client households with children, 76% are food insecure and 37% are experiencing hunger (Hunger in America 2001).
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.