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11/2/2005
Harris Teeter provided 3,400 people in need with a FREE meal in Raleigh, NC at our Harvest Feast kick-off!
Now, Harris Teeter gives shoppers the opportunity to help stock the shelves of their local food banks – in time for the holidays


Harris Teeter in collaboration with Inter Faith Food Shuttle kicked off this year’s Harvest Feast Food Drive in Raleigh, NC on October 30th with a FREE dinner event feeding over 3,400 individuals struggling to make ends meet throughout the Triangle. 

 

“Harris Teeter had led the grocery industry by example and embraced the entire Triangle community.  The Harvest Feast Food Drive is essential to the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle in providing its clients and agencies with food during the holiday season,” said David Reese, Vice President of Food Distribution and Recovery.

 

Bins have been placed at the entrance of all Harris Teeter store locations for non-perishable food donations.  To give shoppers another donation option Harris Teeter is also selling $5 and $10 food donation cards.  These cards represent a variety of items needed by the food bank, including Harris Teeter Chunk Light Tuna, Chuck Chicken, Whole Kernel Corn, Cut Green Beans, Baked Beans, Sliced Peaches, Long Grain White Rice, and Elbow Macaroni. All donated items will be delivered directly to the food bank from the Harris Teeter distribution center at the conclusion of the food drive.

 

“Harris Teeter is committed to ending hunger in the communities it serves.  Our shoppers have proven their generosity in the past.  By giving them an opportunity to donate I know we will be able to make a difference this holiday season,” said Fred Morganthall, President of Harris Teeter.

 

All 146 Harris Teeter stores will participate in the Harvest Feast Food Drive and the items donated will stay in their stores community, benefiting food banks from all over the Southeast.  Please remember hunger does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, or sex.  It affects the elderly, the unemployed, the disabled, the homeless, the working poor, victims of natural disaster and children.