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Harris Teeter and Titan Farms have donated approximately 57,000 pounds of peaches to the Second Harvest Food Banks in Winston-Salem and Charlotte, N.C., to help feed the hungry in local communities. The donation is part of the retailer’s participation in Titan Farms’ inaugural “Peaches with a Purpose” program.
“We are excited to be the first retailer to participate in Titan Farms’ Peaches with a Purpose program,” said Catherine Becker, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “Fresh produce is scarce in food banks across the country, and we are happy to be able to contribute nutritious items to those in need.”
The program spanned four weeks in July and August and encompassed 150 Harris Teeter stores in North and South Carolina. For the total amount of peaches purchased during the campaign, Harris Teeter in turn donated a percentage back to the food bank.
“We are very pleased to offer a program that will help our retail partners give back to their local communities,” said Chalmers Carr, president of Titan Farms, the largest peach grower on the east coast. “We would love to make this an annual campaign that will get stronger each year.”
Matthews, N.C.-based Harris Teeter operates stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.