Donation: Harris Teeter presented eight Charlotte, NC schools each with a $5,000 check, for a total of $40,000

Part of Company’s $100K Donation toward Youth Wellness Programming

Matthews, NC, 2015-3-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Monday, March 23, 2015, Store Director Bob Ramsey presented eight local schools each with a $5,000 check, for a total of $40,000, to support Harris Teeter’s commitment to both youth wellness and education.  All eight organizations are within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district and include elementary, middle and high schools.

Schools which received $5,000 during this check presentation:

School Location 
Ardrey Kell High School Charlotte, NC
Ballantyne Elementary School Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Latin School Charlotte, NC
Community House Middle School Charlotte, NC
Elon Park Elementary School Charlotte, NC
Endhaven Elementary School Charlotte, NC
Mckee Road Elementary School Charlotte, NC
Southwest Middle School Charlotte, NC

This $40,000 donation is part of a $100,000 donation Harris Teeter has committed to 20 local schools in an effort to encourage active lifestyles among students. Through this partnership, the company worked with each school’s administration teams to design unique plans to fund programs which promote physical activity. Programs included playground improvements, new weightlifting and gym equipment and athletic field enhancements.

“Harris Teeter is excited to further its commitment to youth wellness as well as education,” said Danna Jones communication manager for Harris Teeter. “Active lifestyles and education are fundamental for the development of our youth, and Harris Teeter is happy to play a role in encouraging both.”

In addition to this $5,000 donation, seven of the eight schools received their Together in Education (TIE) second payout. TIE is a fundraising initiative through which schools can earn unlimited funds based on purchases made by shoppers whose VIC card that is linked to their specific TIE code. In order to receive a check, schools must have accrued at least $250 by the end of the second payout period which ran from Dec. 1, 2014 and Feb. 28, 2015.

Harris Teeter will celebrate the remaining 12 schools that have been granted a $5,000 donation with separate check presentations scheduled to take place throughout the month of March.

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Donation: Harris Teeter presented eight Charlotte, NC schools each with a $5,000 check, for a total of $40,000

Donation: Harris Teeter presented eight Charlotte, NC schools each with a $5,000 check, for a total of $40,000

Harris Teeter donates $100,000 to 20 local elementary, middle and high schools to encourage active lifestyles among students

Company to Give $5,000 to 20 North, South Carolina Schools

MATTHEWS, NC, 2015-3-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Harris Teeter announced it will donate $100,000, in increments of $5,000, to 20 local elementary, middle and high schools in an effort to encourage active lifestyles among students.

Through this partnership, the company worked each school’s administration teams to design unique plans to fund programs which promote physical activity. Programs included playground improvements, new weightlifting and gym equipment and athletic field enhancements.

“Harris Teeter is excited to present this opportunity to further its commitment to youth wellness as well as education,” said Danna Jones communication manager for Harris Teeter. “Active lifestyles and education are fundamental for the development of our youth and Harris Teeter is happy to play a role in encouraging both.”

Each school is located in the Carolinas and is an active participant in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education (TIE) program. TIE is a fundraising initiative through which schools can earn unlimited funds based on purchases made by shoppers whose VIC card that is linked to their specific TIE code. The company has donated over $22 million through this program since 1998.

Harris Teeter will celebrate each school with a check presentation scheduled to take place throughout the month of March.

Schools receiving a $5,000 donation:

School Location
Davis Drive Middle School Cary, NC
Green Hope High School Cary, NC
Ardrey Kell High School Charlotte, NC
Ballantyne Elementary School Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Latin School Charlotte, NC
Community House Middle School Charlotte, NC
Elon Park Elementary School Charlotte, NC
Endhaven Elementary School Charlotte, NC
Mckee Road Elementary School Charlotte, NC
Southwest Middle School Charlotte, NC
Gold Hill Middle School Fort Mill, SC
Indian Land High School Fort Mill, SC
Orchard Park Elementary School Fort Mill, SC
Hopewell High School Huntersville, NC
Saint Mark Catholic School Huntersville, NC
Indian Trail Elementary School Indian Trail, NC
Antioch Elementary School Matthews, NC
Sun Valley High School Monroe, NC
Ebinport Elementary School Rock Hill, SC
Sullivan Middle School Rock Hill, SC

The Company is a longtime supporter of youth wellness, and – in fact – extensively supports youth sports organizations among other primary areas of giving which include feeding the hungry, education (k-12), disaster relief and United Way.

To learn more about Harris Teeter’s giving programs, please click here.

Harris Teeter to present two local schools each with $500 check to support its commitment to educational programs

Store Manager to Present Check to Schools

Date:          Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
Time:         10:30 a.m.
Location:   Steele Croft Harris Teeter
13000 South Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28278

Live shots are welcomed!

Charlotte, NC, 2015-2-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, Harris Teeter Store Director Charley Toothman will present two local schools each with a $500 check to support its commitment to educational programs.  The organizations receiving the donations are Olympic High METS – PTO and Lake Wylie Elementary.  This donation is made possible by the North Carolina Education Lottery and is in addition to the dollars a school receives from Harris Teeter through its active participation in the company’s Together in Education program.

Harris Teeter Together in Education, similar to the North Carolina Education Lottery, raises money for education initiatives to boost returns for education throughout North Carolina.  The North Carolina Education Lottery provides incentive payments to retailers who sell winning tickets in the Powerball game. Harris Teeter has chosen to donate its incentive awards back to local schools.  This most recent $1,000 incentive award comes from a winning Powerball ticket which was sold at the Steele Croft store in December.

“Harris Teeter is proud to reinforce its commitment to education by donating its incentive payment to these schools,” said Danna Jones, communication manager for Harris Teeter.

“We are always excited by this opportunity as it allows us to continue to show our commitment to the community and schools by donating the money back to one of our Together in Education partners,” added Jones.

Harris Teeter rolled out lottery ticket sales in its North Carolina stores starting in fall 2010 after successful implementation at five initial locations.  In addition to the funds raised for education, the new technology provided by the North Carolina Education Lottery machines led the company to move forward and make the service available to its shoppers.  The machines will not accept money or dispense tickets until the buyer scans a driver’s license or state-issued identification card to verify appropriate age to purchase a lottery ticket.

Since March 2006, the N.C. Education Lottery has raised more than $3.6 billion for education programs in the state. Harris Teeter received the $1,000 incentive payment for selling the $1 million-winning ticket in the Powerball drawing on Dec. 24, 2014.  The North Carolina Powerball is played only in North Carolina, and drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday night at approximately 10:59 p.m. Powerball tickets cost $2 and Powerball tickets with Power Play cost $3.

To learn more about the North Carolina Education Lottery, visit www.nc-educationlottery.org.

Harris Teeter and MillerCoors donated holiday meals to 400 military families served by Operation Homefront

Companies Partner with Operation Homefront to Provide Holiday Meals to Military Families

Matthews, N.C., 2014-11-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Harris Teeter and MillerCoors donated holiday meals to 400 military families served by Operation Homefront.  Murphy-Goode also donated $6,000 in Harris Teeter gift cards to Operation Homefront; the gift cards will be used by military families to purchase holiday meals.

Operation Homefront is a non-profit organization which provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.  The donation took place at the DC National Guard Armory; Operation Homefront coordinated the Thanksgiving meal distribution event and also identified the recipients of the gift card donation.

“Harris Teeter is proud to partner with MillerCoors and Murphy-Goode for the fifth consecutive year supporting Operation Homefront and our military servicemen and women as well as their families,” said Danna Jones, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “Over the last two weeks, Harris Teeter has hosted meal distribution events throughout our marketing areas. These events will feed more than 21,000 individual this Thanksgiving holiday.”

These meal distribution events are hosted alongside Harris Teeter’s annual Harvest Feast food drive and donation card campaign during which shoppers are provided the opportunity to support community members-in-need by donating $1, $5 or $20 at checkout or by donating to the company-wide food drive. Collection bins are located in the front lobby of each Harris Teeter location.

In November, 2013, thanks to the support of its generous shoppers and associates, Harris Teeter collected over $624,000 for its food bank partners and agencies.

About Operation Homefront Mid-Atlantic
Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.  Operation Homefront also assists military families during difficult financial times by providing food assistance in the form of food boxes and grocery gift cards.  For more information about Operation Homefront, please visit www.OperationHomefront.net.

About MillerCoors
Built on a foundation of great beer brands and nearly 300 years of brewing heritage, MillerCoors continues the commitment of its founders to brew the highest quality beers.  MillerCoors is the second-largest beer company in the United States, capturing nearly 30 percent of beer sales in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.  Led by two of the best-selling beers in the industry, MillerCoors has a broad portfolio of brands across every major industry segment.  The portfolio is led by the company’s premium light brands: Coors Light, Miller Lite and Miller64. MillerCoors brews premium beers Coors Banquet and Miller Genuine Draft, and economy brands Miller High Life and Keystone Light.  Tenth and Blake Beer Company, MillerCoors craft and import division, imports Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell and Grolsch and features craft brews from the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, Blue Moon Brewing Company and the Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Company.  MillerCoors operates eight major breweries in the U.S., as well as the Leinenkugel’s craft brewery in Chippewa Falls, Wisc. and two microbreweries, the Tenth Street Brewery in Milwaukee and the Blue Moon Brewing Company at Coors Field in Denver.  MillerCoors vision is to create the best beer company in America through great people changing the way America enjoys beer. MillerCoors builds its brands the right way through brewing quality, responsible marketing and sustainable environmental and community impact.  MillerCoors is a joint venture of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company. Learn more at MillerCoors.com, at facebook.com/MillerCoors or on Twitter through @MillerCoors.

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Harris Teeter associates assembled 2,000 Thanksgiving dinner bags for families-in-need accross Central & Eastern North Carolina

Families-in-Need Receive Holiday Meal Courtesy of Harris Teeter

North Carolina, 2014-11-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Harris Teeter associates volunteered their time to gather at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina to assemble 2,000 Thanksgiving dinner bags for families-in-need throughout the 54 counties the food bank serves.

Immediately following the assembly, Harris Teeter associates personally distributed the meals to many of the food bank’s partner agencies; the agencies will distribute the meals directly to the families throughout this week.

Each Thanksgiving dinner bag has enough food to provide a holiday meal to a family of four and 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 gone without a Thanksgiving meal this week,” said Danna Jones, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “We are pleased with the success of this event each year and are happy to not only aid local hunger relief, but to also continually serve our Raleigh community.”

This is the fifth year that Harris Teeter is hosting a bag assembly in Raleigh as part of the company’s annual Harvest Feast programming.

Harris Teeter would like to thank its generous vendors who made this donation possible: Idahoan Foods, McCormick, Kings Hawaiian, Del Monte, Ocean Spray, McCall Farms, Hanover, and New York Packaging.

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 2013-2014, the Food Bank distributed more than 53 million pounds of food and non-food essentials through these agencies. Sadly, hunger remains a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina. In these counties, more than 651,000 people struggle to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for an active and healthy life. www.foodbankcenc.org.

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Harris Teeter associates assembled 2,000 Thanksgiving dinner bags for families-in-need accross Central & Eastern North Carolina

Harris Teeter associates assembled 2,000 Thanksgiving dinner bags for families-in-need accross Central & Eastern North Carolina

 

Harris Teeter and food bank volunteers gathered at the Lowcountry Food Bank in North Charleston to assemble 1,000 Thanksgiving dinner bags for families-in-need

Families-in-Need Receive Holiday Meal Courtesy of Harris Teeter

North Charleston, S.C., 2014-11-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, Harris Teeter associates and food bank volunteers gathered at the Lowcountry Food Bank in North Charleston to assemble 1,000 Thanksgiving dinner bags for families-in-need. Immediately following the assembly, Harris Teeter associates personally distributed the meals to many of the food bank’s partner agencies; the agencies will then distribute the meals directly to the families.

Each Thanksgiving dinner bag has enough food to provide a holiday meal to a family of four and 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 4,000 local community members who are less-fortunate this holiday season,” said Danna Jones, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “We are pleased with the success of this event and are happy to not only aid local hunger relief, but to also continually serve our Charleston community.”

The bag assembly is part of Harris Teeter’s annual Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign. Harris Teeter has hosted similar bag assembly events in Charlotte and Raleigh, but this is the first year that Harris Teeter has hosted a bag assembly in Charleston.

Harris Teeter would like to thank its generous vendors who made this donation possible: Idahoan Foods, McCormick, Kings Hawaiian, Del Monte, Ocean Spray, McCall Farms, Hanover, and New York Packaging.

About Lowcountry Food Bank
The Lowcountry Food Bank serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina and distributes more than 21 million pounds of food a year. The Lowcountry Food Bank is a clearinghouse for donated food products that are distributed to a network of nearly 300 member agencies including soup kitchens, homeless shelters and emergency food pantries. The Lowcountry Food Bank is a member of Feeding America and is committed to educating the public about the problems of and solutions to domestic hunger as well as advocating on the behalf of the hungry in our community.

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Harris Teeter and food bank volunteers gathered at the Lowcountry Food Bank in North Charleston to assemble 1,000 Thanksgiving dinner bags for families-in-need

Harris Teeter and food bank volunteers gathered at the Lowcountry Food Bank in North Charleston to assemble 1,000 Thanksgiving dinner bags for families-in-need

Harris Teeter continues its annual Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign to aid local hunger-relief efforts

Company Accepting Monetary Donations at Registers, Conducting Food Drive in Lobbies

Matthews, N.C., 2014-10-28— /EPR Retail News/ — This November, Harris Teeter is continuing its annual Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign to aid local hunger-relief efforts.

In November 2013, Harris Teeter’s Harvest Feast campaign collected $624,000, producing more than 5.6 million* meals for those facing hunger. The Company hopes to raise even more money during this year’s campaign as, according to Feeding America, one in every six Americans struggle with hunger.

Each November, Harris Teeter hosts its Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign in support of its hunger-relief partners by collecting non-perishable food items and selling $1, $5 and $20 donation cards at check-out. Since 2005, this campaign has raised over $2.8 million.

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our shoppers who have helped us provide millions of meals to our community members-in-need,” said Danna Jones, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “We hope our shoppers will continue their generosity this year by purchasing donation cards at our registers or by taking advantage of our everyday low prices to purchase food for donation. Each store will have collection bins in the lobby.”

This year, Harris Teeter is partnering with a 20 agencies throughout its marketing areas. These agencies work year-round to fight hunger.  Both Harris Teeter’s food bank and food pantry partners are assigned stores within their service areas.

“It is important to remind our shoppers that every dollar or food item they donate at their Harris Teeter will go directly to serving hungry families within their community,” said Jones.

The success of Harris Teeter’s Harvest Feast campaign hinges on the generosity of its loyal shoppers. No donation is too big or small, and Harris Teeter hopes for continued participation again in 2014.

To learn more about the partners involved in Harvest Feast, please click here.

The company would also like to thank its media partners Comcast, Cox Cable, WCSC, WGHP, WILM, WRAL and WBTV for assisting with promotion of the food drive and donation card campaign.

*Feeding America, 2013

Harris Teeter continues its annual Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign to aid local hunger-relief efforts

Carolina Charm program launches at Harris Teeter locations across North and South Carolina

Matthews, N.C., 2014-10-2— /EPR Retail News/ —  Today, Carolina Charm – a program to showcase brands born in the South – is launching in North and South Carolina Harris Teeter locations.

Throughout the month of October, shoppers can find Carolina Charm products in prominent displays at their Harris Teeter. These products cover select brands that are produced in both N.C and S.C. and represent the Carolina spirit.

“We are honored to be a company born in the Carolinas and we are proud of our vendor partner brands with Carolina roots,” said Danna Jones, communication manager for Harris Teeter.

Participating brands include: House-Autry™, Lance®, Duke’s®, Cheerwine, Front Porch®, Texas Pete®, Margaret Holmes®, Burt’s Bees®, Sticky Fingers®, Lindy’s Homemade, Nature’s Pearl®, and The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery.

The October issue of Our State Magazine will feature a booklet of history, coupons and recipes for the participating products.

Shoppers who purchase any of the Carolina Charm products using their Harris Teeter VIC card in October, will be automatically entered for a chance to win a Pinehurst Golf Package for two. Visit HarrisTeeter.com for official rules. No purchase necessary.

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Carolina Charm program launches at Harris Teeter locations across North and South Carolina

Carolina Charm program launches at Harris Teeter locations across North and South Carolina

Pink Ribbon Produce returns this October for its sixth year at all Harris Teeter stores for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Product Suppliers Partner with Harris Teeter for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Matthews, N.C., 2014-10-2— /EPR Retail News/ — Pink Ribbon Produce, a unique retail program committed to making the fight against breast cancer easy, will return this October for its sixth year at all Harris Teeter stores. Since 2008, Harris Teeter’s produce partners have raised $189,416 by partnering with Pink Ribbon Produce, helping to support important programs funded by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc .® (NBCF). Returning this year is the Fresh Plate Challenge which encourages consumers to fill half of their plate with fruits and vegetables to support the NBCF and reduce their own risk of cancer and other non-communicable diseases.

“The Fresh Plate Challenge is a great addition to Pink Ribbon Produce and we are so glad to be a part of it again this year,” said Danna Jones, communication manager with Harris Teeter. “We hope the challenge will continue to promote the health benefits of eating more fruits and veggies.”

With the Fresh Plate Challenge, Pink Ribbon Produce, Harris Teeter and its produce vendors want to help consumers meet the challenge of filling half of their plate with fruits and vegetables. The American Cancer Society recommends eating at least 2 ½ cups of fruits and vegetables each day to help decrease the risk of cancer. Consumers can get a free Fresh Plate Challenge guide by visiting www.pinkribbonproduce.org.

“We are proud to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation as we enter our eighth year with Pink Ribbon Produce, and our second year encouraging the Fresh Plate Challenge,” said Debbie Augustine, CEO of AugustineIdeas. “This is a challenge that makes it easy for everyone to get involved in and benefit from no matter who you are.”

Through various fundraising activities, including Pink Ribbon Produce, NBCF provides funding for research, educational programs and mammograms to women across the country.

By bringing together Harris Teeter, NBCF and produce suppliers, Pink Ribbon Produce provides shoppers with an easy way to give back to their communities and support efforts to find cures for breast cancer. The money raised goes back into the community by providing mammograms and educational programs to help save the lives of thousands of uninsured women. Stores will direct shoppers to the participating produce suppliers with a Pink Ribbon Produce program icon on posters and point-of-sale signs next to the product.

Produce partners supporting this year’s Pink Ribbon campaign include:

Apio, Inc.: Eat Smart Fresh Cut Vegetables
Country Fresh, Inc.: Fresh Cut Fruit
Dole Food Company, Inc.: Pineapple
Earthbound Farm, LLC: Packaged Organic Salad
Chiquita Brands, LLC: Fresh Express Packaged Salad
Gurda Gardens, Ltd: Onions
Naturally Fresh, Inc.: Salad Dressing
Natures Way / Farmer’s Market: Potatoes
Sunlight International Sales, Inc.: Grapes
Wholly Guacamole: Guacamole

For more information about Pink Ribbon Produce at your neighborhood Harris Teeter, visit www.pink-ribbon-produce.com.

About the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.®
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s (NBCF) mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for eight years, NBCF provides women “Help for Today…Hope for Tomorrow®” through its National Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock®, Early Detection Plan, MyNBCF online support community, and breast cancer research programs. For more information, please visit www.nbcf.org.