Harris Teeter, Titan Farms Donate 36,000 Pounds of Peaches to Local Food Banks

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Peaches with a Purpose Program Brings Attention to Food Insecurity in Charlotte and Winston-Salem Regions

Clyde Fitzgerald, executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, tries a tasty peach.

To kick-off Hunger Action Month, Harris Teeter and Titan Farms donated approximately 36,000 pounds of peaches to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina. This donation was made possible thanks to Titan Farms’ fourth 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. At the end of 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 two food banks.

“On behalf of the hundreds of thousands of children, seniors and families who struggle daily with hunger in our region, we want to thank Harris Teeter and Titan Farms for their commitment to help end hunger,” said Kay Carter, chief executive officer of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. “Produce is an item that those living in poverty can least afford but need as part of a healthy diet. We are very grateful for this support.”

“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 this exciting launch to Hunger Action Month."

“We want to thank Titan Farms for supporting local hunger relief efforts and for allowing us to consistently be a part of this program,” 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.”

“As leaders in the produce industry, we at Titan Farms feel a responsibility to get fresh produce into the hands of those in need,” said Chalmers Carr, president of Titan Farms. “We are proud to collaborate with Harris Teeter for a fourth year in providing North Carolina families with our fresh peaches.”

The food banks began distributing these peaches to schools and other populations immediately following the donations.

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 3 million boxes of fresh peaches, broccoli and bell peppers annually. Titan Farms 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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