Harris Teeter in collaboration with the Triangle United Way and Inter Faith Food Shuttle kicked off this year’s Harvest Feast Food Drive in Raleigh, NC on November 1st with a FREE dinner event feeding 4,972 individuals struggling to make ends meet throughout the Triangle.
“Harris Teeter has 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, Chief Operating Officer of Food Recovery and Distribution.
Beginning October 29th, donation bins were 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 $20 food donation cards. At the conclusion of the Harvest Feast Food Drive Harris Teeter will distribute gift cards to its food bank partners in the amount raised in their service area. Food partners will use the gift cards to purchase the items they need when they need it allowing them to better serve their clients.
“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 176 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 and Mid-Atlantic. 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.