BECKLEY, W.Va (WVVA) This week, Kroger Mid-Atlantic despatched 8,740 kilos of floor beef to Mountaineer Meals Financial institution and Going through Starvation Foodbank, with every meals financial institution receiving 4,370 kilos. Valued at $30,000, the donation comes when the meals banks are seeing a dramatic improve in want as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. This contribution follows a greater than $40,000 donation of meals and funds to the identical two meals banks final week.
“We’re finding ways to help our food bank partners keep the community fed and healthy,” stated Allison McGee, company affairs supervisor for Kroger Mid-Atlantic. “The food banks have stepped up in every way possible and we believe it’s the grocery industry’s role to be there in this time of great need.”
“We’re seeing more people than ever who are without resources to put food on their tables,” stated Cynthia Kirkhart, CEO and government director of Going through Starvation Foodbank “Partners like Kroger who are committed to fighting hunger are helping us through this pandemic and we’re thankful for their extra effort.”
Because the begin of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kroger Mid-Atlantic has donated almost $300,000 all through the Mid-Atlantic Division to assist be sure that households and youngsters have entry to meals.
As a part of Kroger’s Zero Starvation Zero Waste mission, Kroger established the Zero Starvation | Zero Waste Basis the place clients may give again to meals insecure communities by donating on the checkout or selecting to roundup their purchases to the closest greenback at checkout, together with Pickup. Be taught extra at ZeroHungerZeroWasteFoundation.org.