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Supermarket Helps Restock Rescue Mission

Posted April 10, 2007

— A local Harris Teeter store on Tuesday donated a week's supply of canned and dried foods to the Durham Rescue Mission, which lost a cache of food in a fire a day earlier.

Embers from a wood-burning stove sparked a fire at a building the mission uses as a pantry early Monday, forcing officials to discard about three months worth of food.

The Willowdaile Harris Teeter donated enough cereal, canned fruit and vegetables, rice, beans, noodles, soups, canned tuna and salmon, jelly, pancake mix, grits, oatmeal and condiments to feed the mission's clients for a week.

Last year, the Durham Rescue Mission provided 168,147 meals to hungry and homeless people and gave out 2,450 bags of groceries to needy families.

Other donations to the mission can be dropped off at 1201 E Main St. in Durham. Monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 11858, Durham, N.C. 27703 or made online at the Mission's Web site.


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  • superman Apr 11, 2007

    Since everyone in Durham is familiar with Nifong-- perhaps he could direct a drive to collect food and money. He had enough name recognition that he was reelected.

  • Warden Apr 10, 2007

    Yay Harris Teeter! :)

  • newmommy06 Apr 10, 2007

    It is soooooo nice to hear some good news once in a while!

  • Screen name Apr 10, 2007

    OMG..what about those poor people that lost their home in Briar Creek? Won't anyone help them?

  • North Carolina Native Apr 10, 2007

    aww that was so nice.

  • JennyDumDum Apr 10, 2007

    I used to work for Harris Teeter and I am not at all surprised at their generosity. Thanks, HT!

  • Born in NC Apr 10, 2007

    You can donate directly at their website, Animal Lover. The link is in the updated story.

  • jeneric43 Apr 10, 2007

    Nice job Harris Teeter!

  • CestLaVie Apr 10, 2007

    I wish there was a local Raleigh effort to help them out. I can donate food, but can't get to Durham during the day, being a working girl!! Maybe WRAL can provide some alternatives to help.