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Harris Teeter Shoppers Raised $199,889 for Local Food Banks during the Harvest Feast Food Drive
Harris Teeter provided 7,541 people in need with a FREE meal during its Harvest Feast finale in Charlotte

The 2008 Harris Teeter Harvest Feast Food Drive concluded on December 2, 2008 and, thanks to the support of our customers, the company raised $199,889 for local food banks. In a wonderful display of generosity, Harris Teeter and its shoppers beat last year’s goal by over $40,000!

Beginning October 29th, donation bins were placed at the entrance of all Harris Teeter store locations for non-perishable food items. To give shoppers another donation option, Harris Teeter also sold $5 and $20 food donation cards. Next week 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.

In select marketing areas, Harris Teeter also hosted Harvest Feast events. In Raleigh and Charlotte, Harris Teeter provided a FREE dinner for community members in need. In Washington D.C., Harris Teeter, along with the Washington Redskins and Ryan Homes, distributed Thanksgiving food baskets to Prince George’s County residents in need. The Charlotte event marked the last of the 2008 Harvest Feast events; during the Charlotte dinner, Harris Teeter fed 7,541 individuals a FREE meal. In total, Harris Teeter distributed more than 36,000 pounds of turkey in D.C. and fed 12,513 community members in need a free holiday meal in Raleigh and Charlotte.

“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 participated 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.