Kroger stores in Middle Tennessee are participating in Second Harvest Food Bank’s Feeding Hope Challenge by launching a campaign to provide 200,000 meals for the food bank. Now through November 17th, customers can contribute $1 at checkout to provide 4 meals or $5 to provide 20 meals.
“With 1 in 4 children at risk for hunger in Middle Tennessee, it is important that we do whatever we can to make a difference,” said Melissa Eads, community affairs manager for Kroger. “Our customers and associates are always very giving and we are confident that heading into this holiday season they will once again answer the call.”
Customers may make their contribution as they go through checkout with their groceries and the gift will show up as a food bank donation on their receipt. 100% of the proceeds collected will go to Second Harvest to provide meals for those in need.
“Kroger has been a long-time supporter of hunger relief in our community and across America,” said Jaynee Day, President & CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. “Their continued support is critical to our mission of feeding hungry people and this program is an easy way for everyone to give the gift of hope during the holiday season.”
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee’s mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community.
Second Harvest was founded in 1978 by a group of citizens who were concerned about their hungry neighbors. Today, it relies on a network of growers, manufacturers, wholesalers, grocery stores, and individuals to donate food that the organization distributes to the community through approximately 400 nonprofit agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee.