Harris Teeter thanks valued associates, loyal shoppers for donating
more than $1.8 million to support Local Food Banks, Classroom Central
Donation made possible through generous contributions to support Backpack Boosters Round Up Campaign to help provide nutritious meals and school supplies to children-in-need.
Matthews, N.C. – Harris Teeter announced today a donation of $1.8 million to local food banks and Classroom Central, which went to support families-in-need during the school year.
From June through August, all Harris Teeter locations hosted an in-store donation campaign, inviting shoppers to round up their transaction to the nearest whole dollar at checkout.
Funds collected through Backpack Boosters benefited one of two causes: either local food bank backpack programs which provide nutritious meals and snacks to families-in-need across Harris Teeter’s operating area or Charlotte, N.C.’s own Classroom Central, which equips students-in-need to effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies to teachers across six school districts and nearly 200 schools.
The donation was made possible through generous contributions from Harris Teeter’s loyal shoppers and valued associates.
“While many families look forward to weekends, there are many children who leave school on Friday afternoon not knowing when they’ll receive their next meal. And when they return to class, they might not have the tools to help them succeed in their studies,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “With these generous contributions from our associates and shoppers to support our local food bank partners’ backpack programs and Classroom Central’s work, we are able to help those children and their families who are in need.”
All funds collected during the campaign will be allocated to local food banks throughout the areas in which Harris Teeter does business. Select Harris Teeter locations across North and South Carolina, including Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lancaster, Mecklenburg and Union counties collected funds to benefit Classroom Central, while all other Harris Teeter locations benefited local food banks.
Harris Teeter, with headquarters in Matthews, N.C., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR). The regional grocery chain employs approximately 35,000 associates and operates stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.