Harris Teeter has pledged $25,000 to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore in support of its End Summer Hunger digital campaign. The company invites its shoppers and community members to donate to the End Summer Hunger digital campaign through the food bank’s online donation portal. Harris Teeter will match donations up to $25,000 throughout the month of June to provide healthy meals for children facing food insecurities.
“While most children look forward to summer and trips to the pool, others wonder when they will receive their next meal,” said Ruth Jones Nichols, CEO of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and The Eastern Shore. “Thousands of students in our service area benefit from free and reduced price meals during the school year, and many families struggle to provide those two additional meals while school is out for the summer. With Harris Teeter’s support through our current match program, we can help eliminate summer hunger.”
“Feeding hungry families is Harris Teeter’s number one giving priority,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “Through the End Summer Hunger campaign, we can make a difference for the children in our community whose families are unable to provide nutritious meals at home.”
Funds raised through the campaign will support children’s hunger relief efforts in Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Franklin and Virginia Beach as well as the counties of Southampton, Northampton, Sussex, Isle of Wight and Accomack.
For over 35 years, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, with help from a large network of community partners, has provided over 290 million meals to community members in need.