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[imtoken钱包转火币]Kroger Increases Hunger Relief Efforts as Foo

管理员 区块链交易所 2022年05月02日

  


  CINCINNATI, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With food banks nationwide reporting increased demand for assistance and unprecedented shortages of food, The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR - News) and its family of stores are delivering 35 additional truckloads of produce, meat, eggs and non-perishable food to local food banks to assist with this crisis.

"The need is always greatest around the holidays and this year, our food bank partners are telling us the need is even more acute," said Lynn Marmer, Kroger''s Group Vice President for Corporate Affairs and a member of the Board of Directors of America''s Second Harvest, the largest charitable domestic hunger-relief organization in the country. "Kroger has a long tradition of supporting hunger relief efforts in the communities we serve. Our customers, associates and vendor partners share our commitment and we thank them for their unwavering support."

In addition to Kroger banner stores, the Company''s family of stores includes Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less, Fry''s, King Soopers, Smith''s, Dillons, QFC and City Market.

The 35 truckloads being delivered this month are in addition to the long- standing support Kroger provides to help feed hungry individuals and families year-round. Customers and associates in Kroger''s family stores support local hunger relief efforts in many ways. These include purchasing pre-assembled food bags containing items food banks need most, donating non-perishable foods in collection barrels in stores, and dropping spare change into specially- marked coin boxes at check stands. In addition, customers in some locations are able to add a tax-deductible donation to their purchases at the register. Last year, Kroger''s holiday hunger relief efforts raised more than $3.5 million to assist local food banks. This represented nearly two million meals for local citizens.

In locations especially hit hard by shortages, local campaigns will be extended beyond December. For example, Kroger stores in Texas will launch the Souper Bowl of Caring campaign in January. The month-long event will generate two million pounds of food and other needed items -- enough to fill 18 truckloads -- for food banks in that state.

"Thanks to the efforts of Kroger and the work they do with local food banks, additional food is getting directly to those who need it most at this critical time," said Vicki B. Escarra, President and Chief Executive Officer of America''s Second Harvest. "We appreciate the continuous support Kroger and its family of stores provide to help feed hungry people in communities throughout the country."

Kroger has helped lead the fight against hunger in the United States for more than 25 years. In the past five years, the Company has donated more than 135 million pounds of food and groceries, valued at over $200 million, to more than 85 local food banks serving communities where the Company''s customers and associates live and work. In addition to food and monetary donations, Kroger''s hunger relief efforts include volunteerism, fundraising, and board leadership with local food banks.

In 2007, Kroger was elected "Retailer of the Year" by America''s Second Harvest, the fifth time in seven years the Company has received the award. Food banks across the country select recipients for this award on an annual basis.

Kroger is one of the nation''s largest retail grocery chains. The Company''s more than 300,000 associates serve customers in 2,487 supermarkets and multi- department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banners including Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less, Fry''s, King Soopers, Smith''s, Dillons, QFC and City Market. Kroger associates also serve customers in 782 convenience stores, 405 fine jewelry stores and 678 supermarket fuel centers the Company operates. The Company also operates 42 food processing plants in the U.S. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kroger focuses its charitable efforts on supporting hunger relief, health and wellness initiatives, and local schools and grassroots organizations in the communities it serves. For more information about the Company, please visit our web site at

Source: The Kroger Co.

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