Kroger Pharmacies Donates Meals for Flu Shots

Each Flu Shot Administered Provides One Meal to Feed America

Raleigh, NC, September 01, 2016 --( Kroger Pharmacies across the greater Raleigh region have recently announced a new campaign to fight influenza and hunger this flu season. Now through April 1, 2017, for each flu shot, Kroger will donate one meal to Feeding America. Though this is event is supported locally, this is a national partnership created by Kroger and Feeding America, and Feeding America allocates the funds at a national level. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an annual flu shot for all people age 6 months and older.

Many insurance plans cover the cost, and Kroger accepts Medicare. Kroger also offers Fluzone HD for every patient 65 years and older. Fluzone HD has better protection against influenza for patients 65 and older since it contains four times more antigen than the regular flu vaccine, said Chris Koon, Pharmacy manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region.

The shots are administered by certified pharmacists. No appointments are necessary at Kroger Pharmacies. All pharmacies are open every day, but the hours vary, so call your local Kroger pharmacy to check on its hours of operation.

Kroger pharmacies also provide on-site flu clinics for workplaces and businesses. For information about the Kroger workplace Flu program, visit

About The Kroger Co.
The Kroger Mid-Atlantic division operates 121 stores in the region, which includes North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and parts of Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio. The Kroger Co., headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, focuses its charitable efforts on supporting hunger relief, health and wellness initiatives and local organizations in the communities it serves. For more information about Kroger, please visit
Erin Smith