MATTHEWS, N.C. June 12, 2019
Harris Teeter announced today a $25,000 pledge to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore in support of its End Summer Hunger digital campaign. The Company will match donations up to $25,000 to provide healthy meals to children facing food insecurities during the summer months.
Harris Teeter invites its shoppers and community members to donate to the End Summer Hunger digital campaign through the foodbank’s online donation portal. The Company will match online donations, up to $25,000, now through June 30.
“While most children look forward to summer and trips to the pool, others wonder when they will receive their next meal,” said Ruth Jones Nichols, CEO of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and The Eastern Shore. “Thousands of students in our service area benefit from free and reduced price meals during the school year, and many families struggle to provide those two additional meals while school is out for the summer. With Harris Teeter’s support through our current match program, we can help eliminate summer hunger.”
“Feeding hungry families is Harris Teeter’s number one giving priority,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “Through the End Summer Hunger campaign, we can make a difference for the children in our community whose families are unable to provide nutritious meals at home.”
Funds raised through the campaign will support children’s hunger relief efforts in Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Franklin and Virginia Beach as well as the counties of Southampton, Northampton, Sussex, Isle of Wight and Accomack.
About Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore
For over 35 years, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore has provided over 290 million meals to those in our community who face hunger. Through our programs, facilities, and large network of community partners, we “eliminate hunger” on a daily basis for many. However, we understand that our current work addresses hunger for individuals in the short term. It does not address the root causes which force individuals to return to a food pantry again and again. This understanding has led to the creation of a new 3-year strategic plan aimed to move Hampton Roads closer to achieving the mission of eliminating hunger for those we serve – not only for the day, or for the week, but for a lifetime. For up-to-date information on the Foodbank, visit http://www.foodbankonline.org, Facebook, or Twitter.
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 30,000 associates and operates stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.
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