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

Nearly 143 Carrefour stores in Brazil donate products nearing their expiry dates to Food Bank branches in the country

BRAZIL, 2015-8-25— /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour is putting its retail expertise to good use, as well as the skills of its employees, helping with initiatives designed to tackle food waste. These initiatives include making food donations to charities. In 2014, Carrefour stores donated the equivalent of 88 million meals all around the world.

Carrefour is the leading private donor to Food Banks in France and has set up some 800 partnerships with local charities and associations which come and pick up foodstuffs from its supermarkets and hypermarkets every day. The Group is supporting this initiative in 9 other countries, including Brazil, where the “Parceria que alimenta” scheme was set up in 2009.

Via this scheme, nearly 143 Carrefour stores which have partnered the 34 Food Bank branches in Brazil donate products which are nearing their expiry dates. These are removed from the shelves every morning (fruit, vegetables, fresh produce, grocery products, etc.) and are sorted by employees who have been trained in the process. The products – which are perfectly fit for human consumption – are then collected by the local Food Bank branches which then redistribute them to the partner associations and the end beneficiaries. Through this scheme, some 3.6 million meals were served to the country’s poorest people in 2014.

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Nearly 143 Carrefour stores in Brazil donate products nearing their expiry dates to Food Bank branches in the country

Nearly 143 Carrefour stores in Brazil donate products nearing their expiry dates to Food Bank branches in the country

Washington Nationals and Harris Teeter host food drive now through Aug. 10, 2015 to support its local food bank partners

Donate Non-Perishable Foods at Participating Harris Teeter Stores to help Local Food Banks

Matthews, N.C., 2015-7-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — In partnership with the Washington Nationals, local Harris Teeter stores are hosting a food drive now through Aug. 10, 2015 to support its local food bank partners.

In May, Harris Teeter donated $225,000 to its various food bank partners and is hosting this food drive to help raise additional awareness to the problems of hunger and food insecurity.

Donations made at Harris Teeter locations will benefit Capital Area Food Bank and Loudoun Interfaith Relief; beneficiaries are displayed the collection bins in each store.

In addition to donating food at local Harris Teeter stores, Nationals fans may bring non-perishable food items to Nationals Park on Aug. 8 and 9 when the team faces the Colorado Rockies.

Volunteers will collect donations outside the Center Field Gate from the time gates open through the fourth inning. Donations made at Nationals Park will benefit Capital Area Food Bank.

Fans who donate three non-perishable food items at the ballpark will receive two tickets to a future game, while supplies last. Additionally, the first 500 fans to donate Harris Teeter Brands canned goods on Aug. 8 and the first 500 fans to donate Harris Teeter Brands canned goods on Aug. 9 will also receive $5 worth of NatsBucks.

Please join our team and the Nationals in the fight against hunger.

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Washington Nationals and Harris Teeter host food drive now through Aug. 10, 2015 to support its local food bank partners

Washington Nationals and Harris Teeter host food drive now through Aug. 10, 2015 to support its local food bank partners

Wegmans Food Markets to deliver 15,877 pounds of nonperishable food to the Capital Area Food Bank

LORTON, VA, 2015-5-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets will deliver a truckload of 15,877 pounds of nonperishable food to the Capital Area Food Bank, the region’s largest hunger relief organization, on Thursday, May 28 at 12 PM. The delivery will take place at the CAFB’s Northern Virginia location (6833 Hill Park Drive, Lorton, VA 22079) and is the first donation from Wegmans’ new Alexandria store, which opens June 14. The truck will carry 20 pallets of canned soups, vegetables and fruit, peanut butter, canned tuna, cereal and juice – all of which will help feed thousands of residents struggling to get enough food to eat.

“We are so excited to welcome Wegmans to our community. Each year we’re already sending over 6 million pounds of food into Northern Virginia. Partnering with Wegmans means that we can get more wholesome food to this area. We’re proud to work with such a strong community-minded company,” said Cecelia Vergaretti, Capital Area Food Bank’s Northern Virginia Director.

Wegmans Alexandria Store Manager Mike Dempsey and a team of employees will be on site to help unload the tractor trailer, sort the food and stock the shelves at the food bank’s Lorton, VA distribution center.

“We know that food banks build healthier communities and it’s a privilege to be able to deliver this food that will serve the needs of our new neighbors in Alexandria,” said Dempsey. “One of our values is to make a difference in every community we serve, and this partnership is one way we’re putting that value into action.”

Helping feed the hungry is a community giving priority for the Rochester, New York based supermarket chain.  Last year, Wegmans donated approximately 15 million pounds of food to area food banks in all of its market areas.

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About the Capital Area Food Bank
The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in the Washington metro area serving over 530,000 people through direct food distribution programs and a network of 500 partner agencies. Last year, the Capital Area Food Bank distributed 42 million pounds of food – the equivalent of 35 million meals – one-third of which was fresh fruits and vegetables. The CAFB’s Lorton location last year distributed over 6 million pounds food – the equivalent of 5 million meals – of which 2 million pounds was fresh fruits and vegetables. To learn more, visit: www.capitalareafoodbank.org, or find the Capital Area Food Bank on Facebook at facebook.com/ CapitalAreaFoodBank, and Twitter at @foodbankmetrodc.

About Wegmans
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 85-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, is recognized as an industry leader and innovator. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 18 consecutive years, ranking #7 in 2015. The company also ranked #1 for Corporate Reputation, among the 100 ‘most-visible companies’ nationwide in the 2014 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient ® study.

Contact Information:
Shamia Holloway, Capital Area Food Bank communications manager, 202-644-9830
Jo Natale, Wegmans vice president of media relations, 585-429-3627

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