Sep 3, 2019 | 9:59 am

Ingles Markets has partnered with WNC based relief organization Hearts with Hands to provide support in their Hurricane Dorian relief efforts. Even as the storm's impact and path remain uncertain Ingles has already pledged support in the form of supplies and ice at the ready, helping Hearts with Hands respond where the need is greatest faster.

Ingles has also partnered with IHeart Radio Station WWNC to spearhead an On-Air Relief Drive on Tuesday, September 3. Morning Show host Mark Starling will lead the radiothon in the shared effort between Ingles and I Heart Radio. Listeners will have the opportunity to donate at any WNC store with bins placed beginning Monday, September 2nd. Non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies and monetary donations will be accepted.

"Where the need will be remains unclear but what is certain is there will be one and the ability to act quickly will help save lives and bring comfort to all those impacted" said Ron Freeman, Ingles CFO.

 "Helping those in need whether they are next door or our neighbors throughout the region is part of our corporate culture.”

"Ingles, our generous customers, local charities along with our media partners at IHeart Radio have lead the way in providing help and support to those in need.” said Freeman.

Hearts with Hands is a nondenominational, humanitarian, non-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization that provides physical, spiritual, medical, economic and other necessary aid to victims of poverty, natural disaster, or famine.

IHeart Radio is a leading global media company specializing in radio, digital, mobile, social, live events and on-demand entertainment.

Ingles Markets is a leading supermarket chain operating in six Southeastern States. With 200 stores in operation, Ingles is headquartered in Asheville North Carolina. The company’s Class A stock is traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market’s Global Market, under the symbol IMKTA. For more information visit the Ingles website at