BECKLEY,WV – It is the time of year to Say what we are thankful for but its also a time for giving and our local Kroger is sponsoring the zero hunger holiday food drive starting on thanksgiving day. Shoppers can go to any Kroger grocery store to buy non-perishable items and they can donate them to the food drive before they live. Bins for the items will be inside every Kroger store. Customers can also donate cash if they’d like when they check out. Kroger is also selling special “feed the hungry” hungry boxes with enough food for 10 meals.
” Sometimes it goes un-noticed but there’s a lot of need in our communities. A lot of children, a lot of families who don’t have there proper nutrition or the proper food needs met on a day in and day out basis. So our zero hunger zero waste initiative really looks to address that in all the communities where Kroger operates in. All the proceeds from this drive will go to support the mountaineer food bank as well as the facing food bank to support the extra need here around the holidays in southern central and really western West Virginia.” Said Adam Coleman, Manager Beckley Crossing Kroger
More than 267,00 residents in West Virginia go without food to eat. This food drive is a way to give back and to make sure that children and their families can have a full meal during the holidays.