KROGER TO PRESENT $32,000 CHECK TO KNOXVILLE-AREA FOOD BANK DURING JUNE 27 EVENT

Kroger will present a $32,000 check to the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee at the one-year anniversary celebration of store #684, to be held Thursday, June 27.

 

All monies being donated were raised as part of the grocer’s “Bringing Hope to the Table” initiative. The two-week campaign gave Kroger shoppers and associates the opportunity to provide cash and food donations to Feeding America – the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization – by purchasing select items in stores.

 

WHAT:                 Kroger to present a $32,000 check to the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee at the one-year anniversary celebration of store #684

 

WHEN:                 Thursday, June 27

                                3 p.m.

 

WHERE:               Kroger #684

                                9225 Kingston Pike

                                Knoxville, TN 27922

 

“We are proud to be a part of the Knoxville area’s fight against hunger and look forward to presenting this check to a deserving local food bank at our store’s anniversary celebration,” says Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger’s Atlanta Division.

 

Kroger – a founding partner of Feeding America – created “Bringing Hope to the Table” to unite key supplier partners and customers in its hunger-relief efforts. Through the program, Kroger donates 2.4 million meals to food banks each week. For more information about “Bringing Hope to the Table,” visit www.bringinghopetothetable.com.

 

ABOUT SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK OF EAST TENNESSEE

Second Harvest serves approximately 158,000 hungry people every month through a network of Partner Agencies throughout East Tennessee, including church pantries, shelters, group homes, local kitchens, after-school program sites, rehabilitation centers and many others. For more information, please visit www.secondharvestetn.org.

 

ABOUT KROGER

Kroger’s Atlanta Division is headquartered in Atlanta and is one of the Southeast’s largest retail grocery chains with more than 210 stores covering Georgia, Eastern Tennessee, Northern Alabama and South Carolina. The Company focuses its charitable efforts on hunger relief, K-12 education, women’s health initiatives and local organizations in the communities it serves. For more information about Kroger, please visitwww.kroger.com.

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