Harris Teeter Hosts “Making Ends Meet” for LNC Class XXII
Class XXII gathered on the campus of East Carolina University for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health and Human Services session in March. A cornerstone of the session was the “Making Ends Meet” simulation, sponsored by long-time LNC partner, Harris Teeter.
Members of Class XXII were assigned scenarios designed to highlight the challenges of feeding a family on food assistance benefits. Teams fanned out through the aisles of the Evans Street Harris Teeter in Greenville as they worked to maximize their benefits while meeting the programs’ requirements.
Comments from participants after the exercise included:
- “Fantastic—I learned so much that I will take with me through life.”
- “This was an ‘eye-opening’ experience.”
- “Powerful and very hard work for a first timer.”
- “Humbling!! Absolutely keep this next year.”
Harris Teeter hosted the exercise and donated all of the food collected—almost 1200 pounds—to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.