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11/24/2003
Harris Teeter's 2nd Annual Harvest Feast in Charlotte Scheduled for Friday, 11-28-03
EMBARGOED UNTIL THURSDAY, 11-27-03
What:
Harris Teeter's 2nd Annual Harvest Feast in Charlotte, NC.


Employees and volunteers to serve a FREE holiday meal to families in need.

Take a behind-the-scenes tour and see just what it takes to prepare food for 8,000, talk to the 250 volunteers, and meet the families who are coming out for a day of food and fellowship.

When:
Friday, November 28, 2003
12 Noon – 4pm

Where:
Charlotte Convention Center
501 South College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Combating hunger in our community has been a top priority for Harris Teeter since we opened our doors. Last year, Harris Teeter held its first annual Harvest Feast in Charlotte and has since expanded the campaign to all of its markets.

On Friday Harris Teeter has invited families in need in the Charlotte area to the Harvest Feast finale. Not only will guests receive a free holiday meal, they will also be entertained by former Harlem Globe Trotter, Curly Neal, enjoy music by Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and the Hallelujah Singers from the movie Forrest Gump, as well as jugglers, face painters and clowns. This is the perfect place for fun and fellowship for those struggling to make ends meet.

Food Amounts:
Turkey: 1,875 lbs
Sweet Potatoes: 937 lbs
Ham: 1,200 lbs
Cranberry Sauce: 187 lbs
Mashed Potatoes: 1,400 lbs
Gravy: 703 lbs
Stuffing: 1,170 lbs
Dinner rolls: 5,602 lbs
Green Beans: 937 lbs
Corn: 937 lbs
Pumpkin Pies: 800 pies

Harvest Feast is by invitation only. Harris Teeter would like to thank the United Way, Department of Social Services, Urban Ministries, Charlotte Area Housing Authority, Loaves and Fishes, Community Centers and many others that have been distributing the 40,000 free tickets throughout the Charlotte area for the past month.

FREE roundtrip bus transportation will be provided by the Charlotte Area Transit System.

Journalists can go "behind-the-scenes" to see the food preparation on Wednesday 11-26-03 at the Charlotte Convention Center. Just call for details.