Harris-Teeter Super Markets Inc., and one of the East Coast’s largest peach growers helped needy people enjoy the taste of peaches through donations to North Carolina food banks.
In early September, the Ridge Spring, S.C.-based Titan Farms and the Charlotte, N.C.-based Harris-Teeter donated more than 58,000 pounds of peaches to food banks in Charlotte, N.C., and Winston-Salem, N.C.
The August Titan-sponsored “Peaches with A Purpose” campaign involved 144 Harris Teeter stores in North Carolina and helped feed the underserved while calling attention to the problem of food insecurity, according to a news release.
“We are pleased to partner with Harris Teeter on this program that assists them in giving back to their local communities,” Lori Anne Carr, Titan’s vice president, said in the release. “It is an honor to bring it back for a second year and we look forward to strengthening with each year to come.”
Harris Teeter’s contribution to the food bank came from a percentage of Titan’s sales purchased during the campaign, according to the release.
The donations benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina in Winston-Salem and Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in Charlotte.
“On behalf of the hundreds of thousands of children, seniors and families who struggle daily with hunger in our region, we want to thank Harris Teeter and their partner Titan Farms for their commitment to help end hunger,” Kay Carter, executive director for Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, said in the release. “Produce is an item that those living in poverty can least afford but need as part of a healthy diet. We are very grateful for this support.”