Raleigh, NC, April 05, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer with 14 stores throughout the Triangle and North Carolina, has announced that Kroger customers and associates in the mid-Atlantic division raised more than $31,500 through Dec. 2013 and Jan. 2014 in coin box donations, with Kroger stores in the Triangle donating more than $1,100 to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Kroger’s donations were not limited to monetary contributions; as Triangle Kroger stores donated over 160,000 pounds of food to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina adding to the total 1.6 million pounds of food contributed by the mid-Atlantic division. Every Kroger regional division works closely with more than 200 Feeding America Network food banks and agencies as advocates against hunger.
Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, committed to feeding America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks. The organization works to educate communities about the impact of local food insecurity and identify solutions to put struggling families on the road to healthy, hunger-free lives.
“As long as hunger remains a problem in the United States, Kroger associates and customers will continue to fight the battle,” said Carl York, advertising and public relations manager for Kroger’s mid-Atlantic marketing region. “These campaigns offer a tremendous opportunity for the community to come together and help make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in the Triangle and across the nation.”
Kroger, the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer, has 14 stores throughout the Triangle, including Apex (1), Cary (1), Garner (1), Fuquay-Varina (1), Raleigh (4) and Durham (6). Headquartered in Cincinnati, the company employs more than 338,000 associates who serve customers in 2,439 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s. The company also operates 788 convenience stores, 361 fine jewelry stores, 1,046 supermarket fuel centers and 40 food processing plants in the United States. Kroger focuses its charitable efforts on supporting hunger relief, health and wellness initiatives, and local organizations in the communities it serves. For more information, please visit http://www.kroger.com.