Titan Farms and Harris Teeter Deliver 36,000 Pounds of Peaches to Second Harvest
- by Eva Roethler
RIDGE SPRING, SC – Titan Farms and Harris Teeter worked together to deliver 36,000 pounds of peaches to 1,100 partner food assistance programs for its fourth annual Peaches with a Purpose program.
“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.”
In 2013, Titan Farms launched Peaches with a Purpose to help feed the underserved 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 food banks.
The total donation is in excess of 36,000 pounds of peaches and was split equally between Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina in Winston-Salem, N.C. and Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in Charlotte, NC.
“We want to thank Titan Farms for supporting localhunger relief efforts and for allowing us to 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 contribute nutritious items to those in need.”
Together, the two food bank branches were able to provide support to more than 37 counties throughout North Carolina. In its fiscal year 2015-2016, Second Harvest Food Bank provided more than 80 million pounds of food–the equivalent of more than 22 million meals–to its network of partner food assistance programs.
“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,” continued Kay Carter, Chief Executive Officer of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.
“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.”
Harris Teeter and Titan Farms would like to offer a special thanks to Salem Produce, LLC for helping transport the donated product.