Raleigh, NC, April 24, 2015 --(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 its Triangle-area stores raised $8,413 to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) through the company’s annual shamrock program. Between March 1 and March 28, store associates and shoppers worked to raise money for and awareness of the nonprofit’s summer camps for children. Additionally, the shamrock program assists in funding local health care services for children and adults affected by neuromuscular diseases.
Shamrocks were sold at two different levels: green for $1 and gold for $5. All donations made benefited the children and adults served by MDA within the Raleigh district.
The MDA Shamrocks program started in 1982 in Grand Rapids, Mich., and was elevated to a national program a year later. During the campaign, Kroger associates ask customers if they would like to buy a shamrock to help MDA. Customers who contribute money sign a paper shamrock, which is displayed on store windows, walls or ceilings.
“We are proud to lend our support in helping the Muscular Dystrophy Association reach their goals and provide for families impacted by this disease throughout our community,” said Anne Jenkins, spokesperson for Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Division. “We thank everyone who visited their local Kroger to show support.”
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 nearly 400,000 associates who serve customers in 2,625 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 34 states and the District of Columbia under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 782 convenience stores, 326 fine jewelry stores, 1,330 supermarket fuel centers and 37 food processing plants in the U.S. Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and community organizations. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 200 million meals a year through more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber's Million Dollar Club. For more information, please visit http://www.kroger.com.