Matthews, North Carolina-based Harris Teeter has launched its Backpack Boosters Round Up Campaign to help provide nutritious meals and school supplies to students in need.
Through Aug. 23, shoppers are invited to round up their transaction to the nearest whole dollar to support this effort. The funds collected through Backpack Boosters will benefit local food bank backpack programs which provide nutritious meals and snacks to families in need across Harris Teeter’s operating area.
In select North and South Carolina counties – Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lancaster, Mecklenburg and Union – the funds will be divided between Second Harvest Food Bank of the Metrolina and Classroom Central.
Classroom Central’s mission is to equip students in need to learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies to their teachers, which is a mission Harris Teeter is thrilled to support again this year.
“While many families look forward to weekends, there are many children who leave school on Friday afternoon not knowing when they’ll receive their next meal,” said Danna Robinson, comxmunication manager for Harris Teeter.
“With generous contributions from our associates and shoppers to support our local food bank partners’ backpack programs, we can help those children and their families who are facing food insecurity.”
One hundred percent of funds collected through this campaign will benefit the local community in which the donation was made.
Harris Teeter is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co. The regional grocery chain has approximately 35,000 employees and operates stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.
For more information, visit harristeeter.com.
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