Kroger Bringing Hope to the Table this Holiday Season
Donating $3 million to local food banks
CINCINNATI, Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- During this holiday season, The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) is donating an additional $3 million to local food banks through its annual Bringing Hope to the Table campaign.
"Kroger is a champion in fighting hunger across America," said Erin Sharp, Kroger's group vice president, manufacturing. "Our associates help families put nutritious, wholesome food on their tables every day. That includes the families in our communities who struggle with empty plates."
A founding member of the nation's largest hunger-relief organization, Feeding America, Kroger and its family of stores work year-round with more than 100 local food banks to fight hunger.
To raise awareness about food insecurity during this holiday season, Kroger is asking customers to "picture your plate" without the foods that nourish your family – because for 1 in 8 people, this is an everyday reality. Until December 31, 2016, when you share a photo of your empty dinner plate with the hashtag #PictureYourPlate, Kroger will donate the equivalent of 1,000 meals to Feeding America, up to 3.3 million meals.
Easy Ways to Help
Shoppers at Kroger's family of stores will find a variety of quick, easy opportunities to make small donations that will help fight hunger in local communities. Customers are also invited to visit BringingHopetotheTable.com, where they can simply enter their zip code to learn about the scope of food insecurity in their own hometowns, and ways they can lend a hand.
Your Flu Shot Does More at Kroger
Kroger Pharmacies, The Little Clinic and Feeding America are also partnering to fight influenza and hunger. For every flu shot administered at Kroger family of pharmacies or The Little Clinic locations, Kroger will donate one meal through the Feeding America network of food banks.
Every day, the Kroger Family of Companies makes a difference in the lives of eight and a half million customers and 431,000 associates who shop or serve in 2,796 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service – in addition to 2,253 pharmacies, 787 convenience stores, 324 fine jewelry stores, 1,439 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is recognized as one of America's most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.
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