Just like the experts predicted, this has already proven to be an extremely active hurricane season and devastating to many families in the Southeast. Harris Teeter would like to lend a hand to help with the cleanup process in the aftermath of recent Hurricanes. The company will make monetary and product donations to the American Red Cross, MANNA Food Bank and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in the amount of $30,000.
The American Red Cross will receive a $10,000 monetary donation for Hurricane Victims in Florida. The Red Cross is already working with more than 27,500 families needing long-term assistance to rebuild their lives.
MANNA Food Bank will receive $15,000 in product donations, consisting of food, water, and personal hygiene. MANNA will reach out to those victims in Western North Carolina that were devastated by the remnants of Hurricanes Frances & Ivan.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina will receive a $5,000 monetary donation to help restock their shelves. Second Harvest has pulled from their own warehouse to send supplies to various food banks throughout the southeast. Harris Teeter wants to make sure they are fully stocked entering this holiday season.
Harris Teeter has already donated over 13,500 gallons of water and 9,000 bags of ice FREE throughout our marketing areas in the past month. "Our customers have told us that water and ice are the items most in need, so that's exactly what we sent - for FREE," says Morganthall. Whether customers needed water to mix baby formula, or to take a bath, for their pets or the elderly in their care, they quickly learned that Harris Teeter was there to help.
Harris Teeter knows all too well the cleanup efforts that follow a hurricane and our thoughts and prayers are with the families that have to now put the pieces of their lives back together again. The $30,000 will provide a much-needed service, and allow Harris Teeter to continue to be a good neighbor.