MATTHEWS, N.C. (PRWEB) July 23, 2018
In partnership with the Washington Nationals, local Harris Teeter stores are hosting a food drive from July 23 to Aug. 5 in support of its local Feeding America food bank partners, Capital Area Food Bank and Loudoun Hunger Relief.
In May, Harris Teeter donated over $250,000 to its various food bank partners and is hosting this food drive to continue its efforts to raise awareness to the problems of hunger and food insecurity.
Food donations will be accepted in the collection bins at participating Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. stores.
In addition to donating food at local Harris Teeter stores, Nationals fans may bring non-perishable food items to Nationals Park on Saturday, Aug. 4 and Sunday, Aug. 5 when the Nationals face the Cincinnati Reds.
Volunteers will collect donations outside the Center Field Gate from the time gates open through the second inning. Donations made at Nationals Park will benefit Capital Area Food Bank.
Fans who donate four or more non-perishable food items at the ballpark will receive two tickets to a future game, while supplies last. Additionally, on Sunday, Aug. 5, the first 500 fans who bring four or more Harris Teeter brand canned goods will receive $5 Nats Bucks.
Please join Harris Teeter and the Nationals in the fight against hunger in your community.
About Capital Area Food Bank
The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease and obesity. By partnering with nearly 450 community organizations in DC, Maryland and Virginia, as well as delivering food directly into hard to reach areas, the CAFB is helping 540,000 people each year get access to good, healthy food. That’s 12 percent of our region’s mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and grandparents. To learn more, visit: capitalareafoodbank.org, or find the Capital Area Food Bank on Facebook at facebook.com/CapitalAreaFoodBank, and Twitter at @foodbankmetrodc.
About Loudoun Hunger Relief
Loudoun Hunger Relief (formerly Loudoun Interfaith Relief) is the largest food pantry in Loudoun County. Last year LHR provided 1.5 million pounds of food to more than 10,000 individuals. 40% of those served are children. LHR distributes food to families six days a week, year round and shares with more than 20 other organizations that serve low income individuals. Loudoun Hunger Relief was just named One of the Best Nonprofits by the Catalogue of Philanthropy and rated Four Stars by Charity Navigator. They were also voted Loudoun Chamber of Commerce 2014 Nonprofit of The Year, the Loudoun Times Mirror 2015 and 2017 Nonprofit of the Year, Loudoun Now 2016 Favorite Non-Profit. For more information on LHR, please visit http://www.loudounhunger.org.
Harris Teeter, with headquarters in Matthews, N.C., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR). The regional grocery chain employs approximately 28,000 associates and operates stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.