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Harris Teeter and Titan Farms Team Up To Fight Hunger

BY: Jen Velasquez | DATE: September 08, 2014

Harris Teeter and Titan Farms Team Up To Fight Hunger:
Together Donate Over 58,000 pounds of Peaches to Food Banks

RIDGE SPRING, S.C.-September 8, 2014-Titan Farms and Harris Teeter donated more than 58,000 pounds of peaches to the Second Harvest Food Banks in Winston-Salem and Charlotte (NC) last week to help feed the hungry in the local communities. This donation is part of the retailer's participation in the second-annual "Peaches with A Purpose" program sponsored by peach grower Titan Farms.

Titan Farms, the largest peach grower on the east coast, created the Peaches with a Purpose program to help feed the underserved while bringing attention to the problem of food insecurity in the United States. This is the second year the North Carolina-based retailer and the peach grower partnered in the fight to aid hunger.

"We are pleased to partner with Harris Teeter on this program that assists them in giving back to their local communities," said Lori Anne Carr, vice president of Titan Farms. "It is an honor to bring it back for a second year and we look forward to strengthening with each year to come."

The program ran through the month of August and encompassed 144 Harris Teeter stores in North Carolina.  For the total amount of peaches purchased during the campaign period, Harris Teeter in turn donated a percentage back to the food bank. The total donation is in excess of 58,000 pounds of peaches from the fields of Titan Farms; Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC in Winston-Salem and Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in Charlotte will each benefit from the program.

 "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 their partner Titan Farms for their commitment to help end hunger," said Kay Carter, executive director for 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." 

About Harris Teeter
Harris Teeter, with headquarters in Matthews, N.C., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR).  Harris Teeter reported 2013 sales of $4.71 billion. The regional grocery chain employs approximately 26,000 associates and operates stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.

About Titan Farms
Based in Ridge Spring, South Carolina, Titan Farms is the premier grower, packer and shipper of over 2.4 million boxes of fresh peaches and vegetables annually. Titan 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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