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Harris Teeter, in its ninth year hosting its Harvest Feast food drive which provides assistance to community members in need, is once again offering shoppers the opportunity to get involved in its fight against hunger by purchasing either $5 or $20 donation cards, or by donating nonperishable products in the collection bins in the lobby.
“The Harris Teeter Harvest Feast Campaign is more important than ever this year,” said Kay Carter, executive director serving Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. “The number of people in poverty in our region now stands at over 415,000 and sadly 185,000 of these people are children and seniors. Every scan card purchased during the Harvest Feast campaign will help Harris Teeters Feeding America partners feed one of our hungry neighbors in need.”
All monies and product donated will stay in the local community in which it was collected.
Harris Teeter launched Harvest Feast in 2003. Since that time, the Matthews, N.C.-based regional grocer has raised nearly $1 million to support its local food bank partners, as well as donating hundreds of thousands of pounds of nonperishable food items.
A subsidiary of Ruddick Corp., Harris Teeter is the 24th largest supermarket in the U.S. with 2010 sales of $4.1 billion. The grocery store chain employs over 23,000 associates and has 206 stores in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.