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4/12/2004
Harris Teeter Donates 382 Hams to Loaves & Fishes and Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
Feeding the hungry in Charlotte during the holidays
Loaves & Fishes and Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina are always looking for ways to make the holidays special for their clients. Harris Teeters donation of 82 cases of Hormel Cure 81 Sliced Hams to the food banks will help them reach 382 families in need.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is reporting a 45% increase of individuals in need this year. For many of these people it is the first time they have ever had to request help. Most are employed, but their incomes are insufficient and they can't meet all of their basic needs. Recent layoffs have had a tremendous impact on the lives of families in many area counties.

"Feeding hungry people is our mission and we would be unable to fulfill that mission without the help of our community partners like Harris Teeter. We are grateful for this partnership and the commitment of Harris Teeter to help those less fortunate in the Metrolina area," notes Kay Carter, Executive Director of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. "Almost 200 families will have a better Easter because of this donation," added Carter.

"Harris-Teeters generous donation will enable Loaves & Fishes to provide holiday meals to more than 160 families in crisis this holiday season. Loaves & Fishes is proud to be partners with Harris Teeter in our important work of feeding the hungry," notes Beverly Howard, Executive Director of Loaves & Fishes.

Harris Teeter understands that a grocery store nourishes a community in many ways. We are working hard everyday to be a part of the solution when it comes to ending hunger in our communities.