ROSWELL, Ga. -- Harry's Farmers Market here will stock the shelves of new inner city home owners with free food as part of a program dedicated to improving the quality of life in those Atlanta neighborhoods, the retailer said.
Harry's will give fresh meats, fruits, vegetables, prepared foods, bakery items and vitamins to each Habitat home built between Aug. 1, 1995 and July 31, 1996, the company said.
Harry's will pull the products from one of its four large units, deliver the goods and have the refrigerators and pantries of the homes fully stocked before the owners move in, said a spokeswoman for the company.
Harry's will also provide educational material regarding proper nutrition to each of the elementary schools in the 20 Atlanta Project clusters. The information will be made available through Harry's High Five Program, an educational program designed to increase daily intake of fruits and vegetables. That program is already in place and being used by schools in Fulton county.
The company has also joined one particular cluster, in northwest Atlanta in Fulton county, as a corporate partner. As a corporate partner, Harry's will help facilitate solutions to problems identified by the residents of that specific cluster.
"The Atlanta Project offers a unique linkage between the corporate sector and some of Atlanta's neediest residents," said Harry Blazer, president and chief executive officer. "I encourage my colleagues in the food industry across the country to work with their local housing initiatives, such as Habitat for Humanity, to provide food an nutritional guidance in their communities."
Harry's Farmers Market owns and operates four megastores in Atlanta, as well as Harry's in a Hurry, a convenience fresh food outlet.