Harris Teeter, Titan Farms Donate Over 34,000 Pounds of Peaches to Second Harvest
- by Jordan Okumura
RIDGE SPRING, S.C. – Looking to help the hungry in local communities, Harris Teeter and its vendor Titan Farms have donated over 34,000 pounds of peaches to North Carolina food banks.
This donation was made possible thanks to Titan Farms’ involvement in its third annual Peaches with a Purpose program, which was designed to bring attention to food insecurity.
“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.”
Together with Titan Farms, all North Carolina Harris Teeter stores donated a percentage of every peach purchased. The total 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.
Salem Produce, LLC helped to transport the donated produce.
“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, CEO 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.”
Danna Robinson, Communication Manager for Harris Teeter, thanked Titan Farms for supporting local hunger relief efforts.
“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,” she said.
The food banks began distributing these peaches to schools and other populations on Friday, August 28, 2015.