Harris Teeter presents $3,000 in lottery incentive checks to local schools
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Harris Teeter store manager Bruce Woodle on Friday presented $3,000 to local schools to support their commitment to educational programs. The check presentation was made possible by the North Carolina Education Lottery. Brooks Museums Magnet Elementary School PTA, Millbrook High School and St. David’s School each received $1,000.
Harris Teeter has donated $19,000 in North Carolina Education Lottery incentive payments to schools since establishing the incentive donation program in December 2011. The North Carolina Education Lottery offers incentive payments to retailers for selling winning tickets for the Carolina Cash 5 jackpot, and Harris Teeter donates incentive payments more than $1,000 back to Together in Education schools.
“We wouldn’t be so successful raising money for education without the help of great retail partners like Harris Teeter,” said Alice Garland, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. “We applaud Harris Teeter for sharing its incentive payment with these three Wake County schools. Every dollar we can raise with the lottery and every dollar Harris Teeter contributes through its Together in Education program can make a difference for students in our state.”
Kroger extends partnership with USO
CINCINNATI — Kroger last week extended its partnership with the USO to celebrate and thank the men and women of the armed forces and their families, the supermarket operator announced.
Kroger’s Honoring Our Heroes in-store campaign will provide $2.3 million to support the USO’s broad range of programs that assist service members and their families.
Beginning May 28 and during the ensuing two weeks, store-wide promotions will feature hundreds of popular products at special sale prices. Customized shelf tags will highlight participating items, including Kroger’s own products and items from key partners including Unilever, Coca Cola, Kraft, Nestle, Frito Lay, Procter & Gamble, ConAgra and Dannon.
All of the funds raised will support the broad range of programs and services the USO provides to service members and their families; wounded, ill and injured troops and veterans. Since 2010, Kroger has provided more than $5 million to support the USO.
FMI to present inaugural Gold Plate Awards at Health and Wellness @Retail conference
ARLINGTON, Va. — The Food Marketing Institute will announce the winners of its Gold Plate Award at Health and Wellness @Retail conference in San Antonio on May 31, the association announced Monday. The award was created through the work of FMI’s foundation, along with partner and founding supporter Nestlé USA, to highlight programs FMI retailer and wholesaler members have implemented to encourage family meals.
“Food retailers are bringing back family dinnertime," stated Cathy Polley, VP health and wellness at FMI and executive director of its foundation. "Supermarkets are the center of their communities; they are the places where people search for ingredients to prepare their favorite dishes, make healthy choices for their families and are reminded of the value and benefit of family meals," she said. “The Let’s Put Our Plates Together campaign and the Gold Plate Award inspire, inform and motivate the food retail industry to create family meal solutions. Through the continued support of the FMI Foundation, this program brings to life FMI’s mission of feeding families and enriching lives.”
The Gold Plate Award submissions were judged on level of corporate participation, reach and length of program, ability to replicate and originality.
To view the Family Meals Matter video and learn more about the program, go to http://www.fmifamilymeals.com/.