Matthews, North Carolina-based Harris Teeter, in partnership with the Carolina Panthers, assembled and distributed 2,000 Thanksgiving meal bags Nov. 15 for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.
The bags were given to families in need by the food bank to make sure they have a Thanksgiving meal this holiday. The bag assembly was hosted in conjunction with Harris Teeter’s annual Harvest Feast food and fund drive and will be distributed through the food bank’s network of partner agencies.
This is the 11th year that Harris Teeter hosted a bag assembly in Charlotte as part of the company’s annual Harvest Feast programming. Each bag has enough food to provide a holiday meal to a family of four. It contains products for a Thanksgiving meal including: a whole turkey, stuffing, buttery mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and chocolate chip cookies.
“The Bradley and Nikki Bozeman Foundation would like to thank Harris Teeter and Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina for the donation of Thanksgiving Food Bags and Turkeys which will help underserved communities throughout the Metrolina region,” said Bradley Bozeman, center of the Carolina Panthers and co-founder of the Bradley and Nikki Bozeman Foundation.
“Hunger never takes a play off, so we are thankful for our partners who get into the trenches with us to help fight food insecurity one meal at a time.”
The Bradley and Nikki Bozeman Foundation is a nonprofit which addresses food insecurity in communities, bullying in schools and other charitable endeavors. Their efforts began when they were both student athletes at the University of Alabama.
This bag packing event is one of several events Harris Teeter will host and is part of the company’s annual Harvest Feast programming. Throughout November and December, Harris Teeter will invite shoppers to round up their transaction at check-out to benefit its hunger-relief partners.