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5/18/2011
Harris Teeter Awards $215,000 to its Food Bank Partners to Help Fight Hunger


Harris Teeter Awards $215,000 to its Food Bank Partners to Help Fight Hunger
The company encourages community members to get involved by donating their time or money to local Feeding America agencies

Charlotte, NC – Harris Teeter increased its commitment to the fight against hunger and announced today that it is donating $215,000 to its food bank partners with money raised during its annual spring golf outing.  The company hosts fundraising events throughout the year to raise awareness for hunger in America and invited its vendors to participate in a fundraiser golf outing; proceeds will be divided among 14 of Harris Teeter’s food bank partner agencies.

"The past several years have been especially challenging ones for food banks nationwide,” said Kay Carter, executive director for Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in Charlotte.  “As requests for food assistance have continued to increase dramatically, it has meant so much to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina to have Harris Teeter beside us in our battle to end hunger.  They embody what philanthropy really means through their dedicated efforts to feed hungry children, seniors and families. We are proud to have their headquarters in our region."

With the help of its vendor partners who participated in the golf tournament and are also committed to fight hunger, Harris Teeter was able to offer donations to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and Loaves & Fishes in Charlotte; Lowcountry Food Bank in Charleston; Greensboro Urban Ministries in Greensboro; Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina in Winston-Salem; Capital Area Food Bank, So Others Might Eat and Miriam’s Kitchen in Washington, DC; Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and Inter-Faith Food Shuttle in Raleigh; Loudoun Interfaith Relief in Leesburg; Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia in Norfolk; Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee in Nashville and MANNA FoodBank in Asheville.

Community members can also get involved in the fight against hunger:

• Donate online at feedingamerica.org
• Volunteer at a local food bank or Kids Cafe

Harris Teeter would like to thanks its vendors for their support and looks forward to its annual Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign in November.

For more information about Feeding America and the fight against hunger, click here.