Facing Hunger Foodbank

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26
Dec

Kroger donates to Facing Hunger Foodbank

HUNTINGTON – Kroger has donated $2,500 to Facing Hunger Foodbank at the end of the Zero Hunger Holiday Food Drive.For a month, Kroger stores in the Tri-State region sponsored the drive, inviting customers in any of the eight stores to donate non-perishable food items to the Food bank.

“Kroger is supplementing the donations of customers and associates with this gift to assist the Foodbank in obtaining food to distribute this holiday season,” said Allison McGee, corporate affairs manager for Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Division.

“The food drive is part of Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative, which has a goal of ending hunger in communities Kroger calls home by 2025,” said McGee. “No family in a community we serve should ever go hungry.”

More than 265,000 residents of West Virginia struggle to find enough food to eat. That’s one in every seven adults and one in every five children.

Kroger’s donation and the food collected will go to Facing Hunger, which serves food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, school programs and backpack programs in 12 West Virginia counties, four counties in Kentucky, and in Lawrence County, Ohio. The Foodbank provides food for 116,000 families.

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