Durham, NC, August 08, 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 customers donated 1,960 pounds of goods during the “Fill the Bus” food drive on Aug. 2 at the Durham store, located at 3457 Hillsborough Road. The food drive was made possible through a partnership with the Durham Area Transit Authority, and all of the donations will go directly to the local Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. The total amount of food donated will be able to provide 1,650 meals for area residents in need.
Besides nonperishable food, the drive collected diapers and wipes, feminine products, hand sanitizers, toothbrushes, soap, shaving products, toilet tissue and paper towels for residents of North Carolina in need of assistance.
“We are glad to be able to support our local community and our local food bank with generous contributions made through our ‘Fill the Bus’ partnership with the Durham Area Transit Authority,” said Carl York, advertising and public relations manager for Kroger’s mid-Atlantic marketing region. “Our customers’ donations made at the food drive reflect our community’s commitment to serve those in need, and we thank everyone who participated and helped volunteer at this wonderful charitable event.”
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.