RIDGE SPRING, S.C. –Titan Farms and Harris Teeter come together in their fifth year to donate peaches to Second Harvest Food Banks in Winston-Salem and Metrolina/Charlotte (NC). Over the past five years, Titan Farms and Harris Teeter have continued to donate to the Peaches with a Purpose program. This year’s substantial donation tipped the scale to reach a total of 219,000 pounds of peaches donated over the past five years, marking a milestone for the program.
“Five years ago, we never would have imagined the impact Peaches with a Purpose could have on these communities,” says Lori Anne Carr, vice president of Titan Farms. “Giving back and supporting local communities has always been important to us, and we are grateful we have been able to partner with Harris Teeter to help the food impoverished for so many years in a row.”
Titan Farms, the largest peach grower on the east coast, created Peaches with a Purpose to help feed the underserved while bringing attention to the problem of food insecurity in the United States. This is the fifth year the North Carolina-based retailer and the peach grower have partnered in the fight to aid hunger.
“On the behalf of children and families who struggle daily with hunger in our communities, 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. “It is imperative that those living in poverty can afford and have access to healthy food options and produce. We are very grateful for this support that has made such a difference in so many lives.”
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.
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About Titan Farms
Based in Ridge Spring, South Carolina, Titan Farms is the premier grower, packer and shipper of nearly 3 million 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.