CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Harris Teeter and its vendor Titan Farms on Friday donated approximately 28,725 lbs. of peaches to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina to help feed the hungry in the local community. The donation is part of the retailer’s participation in the “Peaches with A Purpose” program sponsored by peach grower Titan Farms.
The program spanned four weeks in July and August and encompassed 150 Harris Teeter stores in North and South Carolina. The total donation is in excess of 57,000 lbs. of peaches; Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest N.C. in Winston-Salem and Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in Charlotte will each benefit from the program.
“Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest N.C. is dedicated to increasing access to healthy food to improve the food security and health of people in need across its 18-county service area,” said Clyde Fitzgerald, executive director for Second Harvest. “Our year-round partnership with Harris Teeter is critical to this mission, as are generous donations from suppliers like Titan Farms. The fresh peaches donated today will benefit the growing numbers of individuals and families in need turning to our network of partner food assistance programs for help.”
“We are excited to be the first retailer to participate in Peaches with a Purpose,” commented 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.”
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