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.