Harris Teeter to assemble 2,000 Thanksgiving dinner bags to be distributed through Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

Matthews, N.C., 2016-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ —

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016

Press Conference: 10:30 a.m.

Where: Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, 1924 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, N.C. 27609

Interviews are available.  Live shots are welcomed!

Nov. 15, 2016, Harris Teeter associates and food bank volunteers will assemble 2,000 Thanksgiving dinner bags for families-in-need. The bag assembly is hosted in conjunction with Harris Teeter’s annual Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign; the bags will be distributed through the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina’s network of partner agencies.

Each Thanksgiving dinner bag contains products for a delicious and easy Thanksgiving meal including: chicken, stuffing, buttery mashed potatoes, gravy, yams, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and cookie mix.

“Harris Teeter is excited to feed 8,000 local community members who may have otherwise gone without a meal this holiday season,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “We are proud to partner with the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina for this event, and throughout the year to help relieve hunger in the Raleigh community.”

This is the seventh year that Harris Teeter is hosting a bag assembly in Raleigh as part of the company’s annual Harvest Feast programming. Each bag assembled has enough food to provide a holiday meal to a family of four.

Harris Teeter would like to thank its generous vendors who made this donation possible: Sanderson, Ocean Spray, Bruce Foods, Kraft, Idahoan Foods, McCormick, New York Packaging, and Kings Hawaiian.

This bag packing event is one of four events Harris Teeter will host throughout various markets this November, and is part of the Company’s annual Harvest Feast programming. During the entire month of November, Harris Teeter will collect non-perishable food items in the lobby of each location and sell $1, $5 and $20 donation cards at check-out to benefit its hunger-relief partners. For more information about Harris Teeter’s Harvest Feast campaign, please click here.

About Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for more than 30 years. The Food Bank serves a network of more than 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through warehouses in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines), and Wilmington. In fiscal year 2015-2016, the Food Bank distributed more than 64.4 million pounds of food (60% of which was perishable) and non-food essentials through these agencies. Sadly, hunger remains a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina. In these counties, more than 600,000 people struggle to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for an active and healthy life. foodbankcenc.org.

Source: Harris Teeter