Kroger Sponsors Holiday Food Drive To Benefit Mountaineer Food Bank

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY)- Kroger stores in the Charleston and Beckley regions are sponsoring the Zero Hunger Holiday Food Drive beginning Thursday, Thanksgiving Day.

The public is invited to come to any of the 15 stores to donate to the food drive, which continues through December 14.

Shoppers can donate nonperishable food items in bins inside the stores or donate cash when they check out their groceries. Kroger is selling special “feed the hungry” boxes with enough food for 10 meals for $7.99.
Since potatoes are in need by the Food Bank, Kroger stores will have a contest to see which store sells the most 8 lb. bags of russet potatoes.

More than 267,000 residents of West Virginia struggle to find enough food to eat. That’s one in every seven adults and one in every five children.

Participating Kroger stores include:

133 Beckley Crossing
1734 Harper Road
151 Beaver Plaza, Beaver
411 Mall Road, Oak Hill
⦁ 3265 Smoot Ave., Madison
⦁ 308 Stokes Drive, Hinton

“The food drive is part of Kroger’s Zero Hunger Zero Waste Initiative, which aims to end hunger in the communities Kroger calls home by 2025,” said Allison McGee, corporate affairs manager for Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Division. “Kroger’s goal is to make it easy for customers to donate food to the hungry in their communities.”

All food collected will go to the Mountaineer Food Bank which serves 48 counties in West Virginia. The Food Bank includes programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, shelter, backpack programs, senior program and mobile pantries. Mountaineer distributes nearly 3.5 million pounds of food a year.

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