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Family Dollar announced Wednesday it is teaming up with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina for a four-week, holiday fundraising initiative.
The new initiative will be held in Charlotte-area Family Dollar stores from November 26 until December 19.
Customers will have the opportunity to make a donation at the store. All donations will then go to Second Harvest to aid their holiday assistance programs.
Second Harvest serves 19 counties in North and South Carolina. In the last fiscal year, the nonprofit distributed more than 38 million pounds of food and essential grocery items to 600+ hunger feeding agencies.
"After learning how many Charlotte-area residents are assisted by Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina each holiday season, we wanted to lend a hand," said Howard Levine, Chairman and CEO of Family Dollar. "We are thrilled to be teaming up with such an incredible organization, and I know, together, we can help provide a happier holiday season to many in the Charlotte region."
"Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is thrilled to be partnering with Family Dollar this holiday season. This collaboration will help promote awareness about the daily struggles faced by many of those around us and raise funds to meet the ever-increasing needs in our local community," explained Kay Carter, executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. "With today's continuing economic uncertainty, we have seen continued growth in the number of people in need of the services provided by Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina."
Check with your local Family Dollar store to participate.