Kroger Raises Nearly 15 Thousand Dollars for the FoodBank of Southeastern Virginia
Kroger Co. of Hampton Roads presented the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia with a check for $14,997.54 this equates to 42,850 meals.
Kroger Co. of Hampton Roads presented the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia with a check for $14,997.54 this equates to 42,850 meals. The donation is comprised of funds raised during the company’s widely successful Bringing Hope to the Table campaign, a two-week company-wide promotion – in partnership with key suppliers. The check was presented by Terry Lucas, manager of the Kroger store in Portsmouth.
“This program includes our associates, customers and suppliers in a major effort to feed our hungry neighbors in the communities we serve in Hampton Roads,” said Noelle Motley, spokesperson for Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Division. “Kroger is engaged in the fight against hunger all year long and has a history of over 30 years of support for local food banks.”
Kroger’s ongoing commitment to bring as much food as possible to hungry families includes its company-wide Perishables Donations Partnership (PDP) program. In 2015, Kroger Co. donated nearly 230,000 lbs. of perishable food donations to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Peninsula Foodbank. The program allows fresh, wholesome food such as meat, produce and dairy products to be donated directly from Kroger stores to local food banks that are able to safely handle perishable foods.
The Kroger Co. was named Forbes Most Generous Company and is frequently recognized as a top charitable company. The company focuses its charitable giving in the areas of hunger relief and health and wellness initiatives in the communities where it operates Kroger stores. Kroger is a founding partner of Feeding America.
For more information visit www.kroger.com and click on the ‘community’ tab.
About Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Division:
The Mid-Atlantic Division operates 120 stores, 115 pharmacies and 81 fuel centers in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and the eastern portions of Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio. Headquartered in Roanoke, the Mid-Atlantic Division is dedicated to making a difference in the communities it serves by supporting hunger relief, women’s health, our troops and their families, and local schools and grassroots organizations. Kroger is also a strong supporter of the Salvation Army, American Red Cross and organizations that promote the advancement of women and minorities. In 2013, Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Division contributed nearly $13 million to communities served. Fortune magazine named Kroger the "most generous company in America." For more information, visit www.kroger.com