Harris Teeter and its vendor Titan Farms, donated approximately 26,500 pounds of peaches to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina today to help feed the hungry in the local community. This donation is part of the retailer’s participation in the “Peaches with A Purpose” program sponsored by peach grower Titan Farms.
Titan Farms, the largest peach grower on the east coast, said they 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.
The program spanned 4 weeks in July and encompassed 150 Harris Teeter stores in North and South Carolina. For each peach customers purchased during the campaign period, Harris Teeter in turn donated a peach to the food bank. The total donation is in excess of 53,000 pounds of peaches; 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.