Harris Teeter Packs 2,000 Thanksgiving Dinners to Aid Local Families

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

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Monday, Nov. 25, 2014, 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.

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

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. http://www.foodbankcenc.org.

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