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Harris Teeter Donated Over $60,000 in product to the Salvation Army

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Jennifer Panetta



Harris Teeter Donated Over $60,000 in product to the Salvation Army

A Harris Teeter refrigerated truck left the Salvation Army Area Command heading to the Gulf to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina.


What:  Hurricane Relief Donations, Personnel  
             and Volunteers Depart 
Benefits the
             Salvation Army, volunteers and 


When:     Saturday, September 3, 2005

             7:00 a.m.


Where: Salvation Army Area Command

              515 Clanton Road

              Charlotte, NC  28217


A Harris Teeter truck left the Salvation Army Area Command filled with over $60,000 worth of FREE product for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.  The truck was filled to maximum capacity with the necessities listed below.

ü      Boneless Chicken Breast

ü      Bubba Hamburger Patties

ü      Johnsonville Breakfast Links

ü      Harris Teeter Mild Italian Links

ü      Water

ü      Ice

ü      Harris Teeter Picnic Trolley


The Harris Teeter refrigerated trailer will remain with the Charlotte Area Command and will be used to store other refrigerated or frozen products needed by the volunteers and victims.


Harris Teeter launched its in store monetary drive on Tuesday, August 30th.  Shoppers can continue to donate at ALL 141 Harris Teeter locations throughout the southeast.  Hurricane Relief cards have been placed at every register as shoppers checkout of their neighborhood food market.  They can pick up either the $1 or $5 card and tell their cashier they would like to make a donation.  The card will be scanned and added to their grocery total. 


Harris Teeter has also pledged $25,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Harris Teeter would like to thank its shoppers, media partners, vendors and associates for supporting the victims of Hurricane Katrina.  Together we have donated over $463,526 worth of product and money.


Harris Teeter, Inc. with headquarters in Matthews, NC, is a subsidiary of Ruddick Corporation (NYSE:RDK). Harris Teeter is the 37th largest supermarket in the United States with 2004 sales of  $2.57 billion. The grocery store chain employs over 15,000 associates and has 141 stores in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida.