Kroger stores across East Tennessee raised $33,135 over three weeks through its Zero Hunger campaign.
The funds will go to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee to support those in need this holiday season.
“With 1 in 8 at risk of hunger, it is important that we do whatever we can to make a difference,”said Melissa Eads, corporate affairs manager for Kroger.
“Our Zero Hunger Zero Waste plan is our commitment to ending hunger in our communities and eliminating waste in our company by 2025. We know we can’t do that alone, so we are grateful for our customers and associates who so graciously gave during this year’s campaign. These results are exciting.”
Customers were able to donate $1 to provide 4 meals or $5 to provide 20 meals.100% of the proceeds collected will go to Second Harvest to provide meals for those in need.
Kroger is also making a $20,000 corporate contribution to Second Harvest to support their holiday efforts.