Harris Teeter, Holt Brothers to Assemble 2,000 Harvest Feast Thanksgiving Bags for Local Community Members

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2,000 Families-in-Need to Receive Complete Holiday Dinner Courtesy of Harris Teeter

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Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

Noon – Press Conference
12:15 p.m. – Bag Assembly

Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
3808 Tarheel Drive
Raleigh, N.C. 27609

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Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, Former NC State and NFL stars Torry and Terrence Holt will arrive at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina to greet a Harris Teeter tractor trailer filled essential products for a traditional holiday feast. Harris Teeter is donating enough food and fixins for the Holt brothers and Harris Teeter associates to assemble 2,000 Thanksgiving dinner bags to be donated to the food bank’s partner agencies.

After the bag assembly, the Holt Brothers and Harris Teeter associates will also make a stop at Homework Haven to personally distribute Thanksgiving dinner bags to children and their families who face the risk of going hungry.

“My brother and I are committed to giving back to the community,” stated Torry Holt. “We are delighted to be able to partner with Harris Teeter to assist families across North Carolina who may have otherwise not been able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with their family. Our hope is that our efforts will inspire others to do what they can for their community this holiday season.”

Each Thanksgiving bag will feed a family of four and will contain one Hormel Cure 81 Quartered Sliced Boneless Ham, stuffing, sweet potatoes, buttery mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, gravy and an apple pie. Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina will identify and distribute the 2,000 Thanksgiving bags to emergency pantries throughout its 34-county region before Thanksgiving.

“There are now more than 560,000 individuals at risk of hunger in the 34 counties served by our organization,” said Peter Werbicki, president and CEO of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. “We are grateful for Harris Teeter’s continued support at a time when the needs in our service area are greater than ever and are honored to have the Holt Brothers join us in the fight against hunger.”

Harris Teeter would also like to thank its generous vendors who made this donation possible: Hormel, Heineken USA, Coca-Cola Consolidated, Idahoan Foods, McCormick, Kings Hawaiian, Bruce Foods, Green Giant, Del Monte, Ocean Spray, Jessie Lord Bakery and New York Packaging.

For more information about Harris Teeter’s Harvest Feast, visit harristeeter.com.

About Harris Teeter

Harris Teeter Inc., with headquarters in Matthews, N.C., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. (NYSE: HTSI). Harris Teeter is the 24th largest supermarket in the U.S. with 2011 sales of $4.29 billion. The regional grocery chain employs approximately 25,000 associates and operates stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.

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