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10/28/2009
Harris Teeter Kicks Off Its Harvest Feast Food Drive
Shoppers have the opportunity to help stock the shelves of their local food bank – just in time for the holidays



Harris Teeter Kicks Off Its Harvest Feast Food Drive

Shoppers have the opportunity to help stock the shelves of their local food bank – just in time for the holidays

Charlotte, NC - Harris Teeter believes in giving back to the communities it serves, and the company’s major focus is partnering with food agencies to eliminate hunger.  One way in which Harris Teeter helps food agencies is through its annual Harvest Feast Food Drive.  This year the food drive runs October 28, 2009 – December 1, 2009, and the company would like to invite its loyal customers to join in the fight against hunger. 

Harris Teeter began its annual Harvest Feast Food Drive in 2003, giving shoppers an opportunity to help those less fortunate in the community.  During the 2008 Harvest Feast Food Drive, Harris Teeter and its shoppers donated over $200,000 in gift cards to its food bank partners as well as tens of thousands of pounds of non-perishable food items.

How can you be a part of the fight against hunger? Beginning October 28th, shoppers can once again purchase $5 and $20 Harvest Feast Donation Cards at their local Harris Teeter.  At the conclusion of the campaign, Harris Teeter will distribute the gift cards to its food bank partners.  If a shopper prefers to donate non-perishable products to their local food bank, Harris Teeter has placed collection bins in the lobby of each store making it more convenient for our customers to get involved.
 
“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 Harris Teeter stores will participate in the Harvest Feast Food Drive and the items donated will stay in the local community, benefiting food banks in all of our marketing areas. 

The company would also like to thank its media partners WRAL-TV, MIX 101.5, WBTV and WILM for assisting with promotion of the food drive.