Harris Teeter Announces $8,000 Donation to Second Harvest Food Bank NW NC
Donation Made in Addition to Funds Raised by Shoppers During Company’s Annual Harvest Feast Food Dive and Donation Card Campaign
Date: Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 at 10 a.m.
Where: Harris Teeter Westridge Square
3357 Battleground Avenue
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Dec. 12, 2011, Harris Teeter District Manager Jerry Kiker will present Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina with a check for $8,000 to support the organization in its commitment to address the growing needs of people seeking emergency food assistance in Northwest North Carolina. The donation is in addition to the dollars shoppers donated to the food bank during Harris Teeter’s Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign.
Harris Teeter Together in Education, similar to the North Carolina Education Lottery, raises money for education initiatives to boost returns for education throughout North Carolina. Harris Teeter also supports the fight against hunger. The company earned an $8,000 retailer commission for selling a ‘big winner’ Carolina Cash 5 ticket and chose to donate the commission to the food bank because the winning ticket was sold at a Harris Teeter location during the company’s annual Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign.
“This very special $8,000 donation from Harris Teeter will go a long way toward helping Second Harvest Food Bank provide much-needed food assistance to those in need in our community during the holiday season,” said Clyde Fitzgerald, executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina. “It will allow us to provide 56,000 nutritious meals to those in need.”
“We’re proud to partner with Harris Teeter throughout the year, and we’re deeply grateful for their generous support which manifests itself in so many beneficial ways,” added Fitzgerald.
Harris Teeter rolled out lottery ticket sales in its North Carolina stores starting fall 2010 after successful implementation at five initial locations. In addition to the funds raised for education, the new technology provided by the North Carolina Education Lottery machines led the company to move forward and make the service available to its shoppers. The machines will not accept money or dispense tickets until the buyer scans a driver’s license or state issued identification card to verify appropriate age to purchase a lottery ticket.
Since March 2006, the N.C. Education Lottery has raised more than $2.1 billion for education programs in the state. Harris Teeter received the $8,000 incentive bonus for selling the winning ticket for the Carolina Cash 5 jackpot on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. Carolina Cash 5 is played only in North Carolina and drawings are held every night at 11:22 p.m. Tickets cost $1.
To learn more about the North Carolina Education Lottery and Harris Teeter, visit www.nc-educationlottery.org and www.harristeeter.com.