Harris Teeter, Titan Farms Donate 18,000 Pounds of Peaches to Second Harvest

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Peaches with a Purpose Brings Attention to Food Insecurity in Northwest North Carolina.

Harry Hankins, Harris Teeter store director, and Martha Pfeiffer, retail consultant for Titan Farms, present 18,000 pounds of peaches to Clyde Fitzgerald, executive director of the Food Bank

“Fresh produce is scarce in food banks across the country, and we are happy to be able to contribute nutritious items to those in need.” -Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter.

On Thursday, Harris Teeter and its vendor Titan Farms, donated approximately 18,000 pounds of peaches to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina to help feed the hungry in the local community. This donation was made possible thanks to Titan Farms’ third annual Peaches with a Purpose program.

Titan Farms, the largest peach grower on the east coast, created Peaches with a Purpose to help feed the under-served while bringing attention to the problem of food insecurity. During the program which took place in August throughout all North Carolina Harris Teeter locations, the company along with Titan Farms donated a percentage of all peaches purchased to the food bank. The total donation is in excess of 34,000 pounds of peaches and was split between Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina in Winston-Salem, N.C. and Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in Charlotte, N.C.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina provides food to more than 400 partner food assistance programs in 18 counties throughout northwest North Carolina. In its fiscal year 2014-2015, the food bank provided more than 26.5 million pounds of food, the equivalent of more than 22 million meals, to its network of partner food assistance programs.

“We know that many people seeking food assistance from our network are struggling with health issues,” said Clyde Fitzgerald, executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC. “This fact makes donations like this one from Titan Farms and Harris Teeter all the more important. Together, we’re doing more than providing calories. We’re supporting healthy communities. We’re grateful to both companies for their on-going support and especially pleased to mark National Hunger Action Day with them today.”

“We want to thank Titan Farms for supporting local hunger relief efforts and for allowing us to be a part of this program for the third year,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “Fresh produce is scarce in food banks across the country, and we are happy to be able to contribute nutritious items to those in need.”

“Three years of making a difference in the community through Peaches with a Purpose means a lot to Titan Farms,” said Chalmers Carr, president of Titan Farms. “We really appreciate having Harris Teeter as a partner in the fight against hunger.”

Harris Teeter and Titan Farms would like to offer a special thanks to Salem Produce, LLC for helping transport the donated product.

About Titan Farms
Based in Ridge Spring, South Carolina, Titan Farms is the premier grower, packer and shipper of over 2.4 million boxes of fresh peaches, broccoli and bell peppers annually. Titan recognizes the importance of sustainable agriculture practices, and uses them to benefit America’s consumers and to protect our country's precious natural resources.

The team at Titan Farms has an extraordinary commitment to providing only the safest, highest-quality produce for their customers.

Titan Farms brings modern farming and old fashion values together to put the highest-quality fruits and vegetables on your table.

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