Titan Farms and Harris Teeter Continue Joint Effort to Fight Hunger
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
"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
Harris Teeter and Titan Farms would like to offer a special
thanks to Salem Produce, LLC for helping transport the donated
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.