To Our Valued Associates and Customers:
The tragedies that so many families across our country have experienced for many years and are experiencing right now is unacceptable. The senseless killing of George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. And so many more – too many more across our country – has shaken us to our core. We share in our feelings of sadness, fear and outrage.
Harris Teeter understands our responsibility to use our voice to express that we are against racism and injustice against the Black community and communities of color. We also understand that we do not have all the answers, and we do not know the perfect thing to say in this moment.
What we do know is Harris Teeter’s culture of Service Excellence is founded on the pillars of Ownership, Empathy, Engagement & Empowerment.
We value every member of our Harris Teeter family, and we will not stand for the mistreatment of any member of our family.
To our Black associates, shoppers and community members: Harris Teeter sees you; Harris Teeter hears you; Harris Teeter hurts with you; and Harris Teeter will stand with you.
We will continue our journey to build a qualified workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities. And, over the next several weeks, we will work to provide access to insightful resources that our associates can use to review, reflect on and learn from.
Our parent company has established a $5 million fund through the Kroger Co. Foundation for improving diversity, equality and inclusion.
Together, as the Harris Teeter Family, we will strive to create change and continue the work that is at our core – feeding our communities and supporting our valued associates.
Harris Teeter believes that by giving back to our communities, we can build incredible neighborhoods for all of us. We see getting involved in our communities at the local store level and through corporate contributions as an important part of doing business. But more importantly, we want vibrant neighborhoods because that's where our associates and customers live.
For generations, Harris Teeter has made financial contributions to organizations to create a better quality of life in our neighborhoods. Each year, our Corporate Contributions Committee reviews thousands of requests and directs donations to make a positive impact for community groups.