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Titan Farms and Harris Teeter Continue Joint Effort to Fight Hunger

BY: Jen Velasquez | DATE: September 06, 2016

Ridge Spring, S.C. - September 6, 2016- Titan Farms and its retail partner Harris Teeter donated over 36,000 pounds of peaches to local North Carolina Second Harvest food banks last week to help feed the hungry. This donation was made possible thanks to Titan Farms' fourth annualPeaches with a Purposeprogram.

Titan Farms, the largest peach grower on the east coast, launchedPeaches with a Purposein 2013 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, N.C.

Together, the two food bank branches aid more than 1,100 partner food assistance programs in 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.

"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."

"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 want to thank Titan Farms for supporting local hunger 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."

"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."

Harris Teeter and Titan Farms would like to offer a special thanks to Salem Produce, LLC for helping transport the donated product.


About Harris Teeter
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.

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, broccoli and bell peppers 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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