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Southern Seasonís Share the Food Foundation Takes a Bite Out of Hunger in the Triangle

Landmark Gourmet Food and Gifts Storeís Nonprofit Foundation Awards More Than $70,000 to North Carolina Nonprofits

Chapel Hill, NC, December 13, 2013 --( Chapel Hill’s gourmet retailer, Southern Season, continues its neighborhood outreach through its Share the Food Foundation. Share the Food fights hunger and related health issues in communities surrounding Southern Season stores in an effort to make lives in their local neighborhoods better.

Each year, Share the Food gives grants to local organizations. In 2013, eight Chapel Hill area non-profits, Southern Eastern Efforts Developing Sustainable Spaces, Inc. (SEEDS), People Offering Relief for Chapel Hill Carrboro Homes (PORCH), Nourishing Noggins, TABLE, Meals on Wheels of Durham, Inc., Raleigh Rescue Mission, Inter-Faith Council for Social Service and East Durham’s Children’s Initiative, were awarded more than $73,000.

"We are impressed with the work these organizations have been doing in the Triangle and hope these grants will only increase their ability to fight hunger," says Jay White, VP of New Store Development & Community Relations, and a Share the Food Board Member. "We believe that every dollar given to us to fight hunger should do just that. Southern Season funds all of the administration costs of the Foundation so that 100% of all proceeds raised will be used to fight hunger.”

About Share the Food Foundation:
Share the Food Foundation is Southern Season’s non-profit foundation working to fight hunger and related health issues in local areas surrounding their stores. They strive to educate others on food preparation and nutrition to promote a healthy lifestyle. Share the Food works directly with other organizations fighting for the same cause by providing annual grants to local organizations from the money raised through special sales, events and in-store donations throughout the year. For more information on the Foundation, visit

About Southern Season:
Southern Season is a gourmet food and entertaining destination that offers the ultimate culinary experience through a retail store, restaurant and cooking school. Hands-on opportunities and staff experts work together to create an upscale shopping environment where locals and visitors alike can meet up with friends and family. The flagship store in Chapel Hill has been in operation since 1975. A second opened in the Charleston, South Carolina area in September 2103 and a store is planned for Richmond, VA in June 2014. All stores operate with a philosophy to “educate, excite and entertain.”

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