MATTHEWS, N.C. — Harris Teeter on Monday announced the chain donated as much as $8.3 million to its nonprofit partners during its 2013 fiscal year ended Oct. 1. The company also donated 5.1 million pounds of food to hunger relief organization — more than 1.4 million pounds than the previous year.
Harris Teeter supports a variety of non-profit organizations in its communities including local food banks, recreational youth sports organizations, schools grades k-12 and United Way. The fiscal year 2013 giving total represents monies donated through a combination of company contributions, vendor-sponsored programs, in-store merchandising campaigns and donation card campaigns, as well as associate contributions made through Harris Teeter’s annual Community Cares Associate Giving Program.
Contributions made to non-profit organizations between Oct. 2, 2012 and Oct. 1, 2013 include:
$1.3 million to schools through Together in Education; $550,000 to hunger-relief organizations as part of a donation card campaign;$340,000 to JDRF as part of a donation card campaign;$587,000 to USO and Wounded Warrior Project as part of a donation card campaign; and$520,000 to United Way as part of a donation card campaign.
Harris Teeter’s Community Cares Associate Giving Program and United Way Donation Card Campaign marked the final charitable campaign in the company’s 2013 fiscal year. As part of the campaign, Harris Teeter associates made pledges totaling nearly $2 million to organizations including American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, United Way, food bank partners, Arts & Science Council in Mecklenburg County and the Hugh Ashcraft Foundation.