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    Kroger Brings Hope to the Table

    Grocer looks to customers for help with hunger-fighting campaign

    The Kroger Co. is inviting its customers to help hungry people in their own communities by joining in Bringing Hope to the Table, a two-week campaign that runs through June 11.

    With the help of numerous vendor partners, Bringing Hope to the Table is expected to generate $5 million in cash and food donations to assist 80 local food banks in communities where Kroger’s customers and associates live and work. These food banks are members of Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization.

    “Our annual Bringing Hope to the Table campaign brings our customers, associates and vendors together to send resources to local food banks that help feed our hungry neighbors,” said Lynn Marmer, Kroger’s group VP of corporate affairs and a member of the board of Feeding America.

    Since 2006, Kroger's family of stores has generated contributions of $25 million in food and funds to local food banks through the annual Bringing Hope to the Table campaign.

    Participating corporate brand products and items from vendors including Kellogg’s, Dannon, Kraft Foods, PepsiCo, S.C. Johnson and Procter & Gamble will be marked with special double shelf tags to indicate their pledge to support the campaign.

    Through Bringing Hope to the Table as well as customer contributions, perishable food donations and direct financial support, Kroger’s support of local food banks over the past five years has created 560 million meals for hungry families. “We deeply appreciate that our customers have so generously partnered with Kroger stores in our year-round commitment to eliminate hunger in the communities we serve,” Marmer said.

    Customers can learn more about local hunger relief volunteer opportunities and receive valuable coupons from some of their favorite brands by visiting www.bringinghopetothetable.com.The coupon offers are available to download directly to their shopper card.

    Feeding America supplies food to more than 25 million Americans each year, including 9 million children and 3 million seniors, through 200 member food banks and 63,000 agencies.

    Kroger operates 2,458 supermarkets and multidepartment 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.

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