Charlotte, NC - Combating hunger in our communities has been a top priority for Harris Teeter since it opened its doors. This year, the company kicked off its Harvest Feast Food Drive on October 3rd with its annual Harvest Feast Dinner in Raleigh, serving a FREE traditional Thanksgiving meal to 4,006 people. The Food Drive concluded on November 26th with the Harvest Feast Dinner in Charlotte, which fed an additional 4,262 individuals in need.
The eight-week food drive allowed food banks throughout the Southeast an opportunity to harvest donations and fill their shelves. Over 27 tons of food collected from Harris Teeter stores speaks volumes about the generosity and kindness of its customers. The success of the food drive and dinners would not have been possible without the participation of the food bank partners. These individuals are on the front lines fighting to end hunger in our community's everyday.
"The Harvest Feast Campaign is community building at its best," said Fred Morganthall, President of Harris Teeter. "Harris Teeter was able to recruit over 500 volunteers for our two dinners and our customers support of the food drive was outstanding," added Morganthall.
"12 million American children experience hunger each year"
Harris Teeter is working hard everyday to eliminate hunger among children in the community. Harris Teeter understands that a grocery store nourishes a community in many ways. We want to be a part of the solution when it comes to ending hunger among children. Our Harvest Feast Food Drive will provide much needed nutrition for children and families throughout the Southeast.
Our food bank partners are: The Second Harvest Food Bank of NE Florida, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Second Helpings, MANNA Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, Loaves & Fishes, Second Harvest of Southeast NC, Second Harvest of Northwest NC, Food Bank of Central and Eastern 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, Food Bank of the Virginia Peninsula.