On Friday, November 28 at 12pm, Harris Teeter employees and over 400 volunteers from the community will join together at the Charlotte Convention Center to serve free holiday meals to residents in need. This is the seventh year Harris Teeter has hosted this event in Charlotte.
The event is not open to the general public. Charlotte-area residents-in-need have been identified and invited by organizations throughout Charlotte including Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, Loaves & Fishes, Department of Social Services, Salvation Army, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Charlotte Housing Authority, Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Department, neighborhood centers, religious organizations and many other groups throughout the city. Media is encouraged to attend as well.
Harris Teeter will serve each person in attendance a free holiday meal; in total over 4,500 pounds of turkey, 1,560 pounds of ham, and over 1,000 pounds each of corn, green beans and mashed potatoes, to name a few. In addition, there will be entertainment throughout the day and each child in attendance will receive a special Harry the Dragon gift bag including activity books and toys donated by our generous vendors.
Any remaining perishable food items will be given to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina to help stock their pantry this holiday season.
Harris Teeter is not able to hold dinners in all the communities it serves, however the company has initiated a food drive and card sales in all of its stores to ensure that food bank shelves are stocked this holiday season. Collection barrels will be placed at the entrances and $5 and $20 donation cards will be sold at the registers of all Harris Teeter stores October 29 through December 2.
Media is encouraged to attend the event on Friday, November 28. Please use the Charlotte Convention Center entrance on Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard. For more information, contact Catherine Reuhl at firstname.lastname@example.org.