CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – On Tuesday, May 5, Kroger, United Way and West Virginia Radio Corporation will come together to support local food pantries and hunger relief efforts during the coronavirus pandemic. The goal of the Country Roads Food Drive is to fill shelves to feed families across the Mountain State.
To kick off the drive, and as part of its commitment to Zero Hunger | Zero Waste, Kroger Mid-Atlantic donated $10,000 in gift cards that will go directly to hunger relief efforts – the donation brings Kroger Mid-Atlantic’s giving during the pandemic to well over $300,000.
“Food pantries are playing an essential role in keeping our communities fed and healthy during this time,” said Allison McGee, corporate affairs manager for Kroger Mid-Atlantic. “This partnership made sense, and we’re happy to donate the gift cards to a worthy cause.”
Seven Kroger stores across the state will have United Way staff and volunteers in the parking lots receiving donations from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- 1851 Earl Core Road, Morgantown, WV 26505
- 80 Skyline Plaza Drive, Buckhannon, WV 26201
- 450 – 11th Street, Elkins, WV 26241
- 178 Red Oaks Shopping Ctr, Ronceverte, WV 24970
- 91 – 27th Street. Wellsburg, WV 26070
- 200 Mt. DeChantal Road. Wheeling, WV 26003
- 1300 Lafayette Avenue. Moundsville, WV 26041
Nonperishable items including canned vegetables, canned fruit, peanut butter, spaghetti, pasta sauce, canned meat and other household staples have been requested by our partners. Cleaning products and personal hygiene items are also welcomed. Monetary donations can also be made online at www.countryroadsfooddrive.com.
For more information about the food drive, visit www.countryroadsfooddrive.com.