RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroger’s 14 North Carolina stores are taking action across the east coast to provide support and supplies to the communities impacted by Hurricane Matthew. Kroger will be donating over $60,000 worth of goods to hurricane-impacted areas within North Carolina, spanning the Triangle and surrounding counties.
Kroger has teamed up with the American Red Cross of Eastern North Carolina to provide the supplies needed to bring relief to the people and areas affected by the storm. Thus far, the store is providing a tractor-trailer truck full of snacks and supplies valued at $25,000 to be hand-delivered as far as New Bern, North Carolina. In addition, $20,000 in gift cards will be donated to various areas to aid with relief efforts, and $2,000 in water will be donated to Gleaning for the World, a nonprofit disaster relief company. The water will be donated to families who were hit the hardest during the hurricane.
Kroger’s customers will also be able to contribute to the relief efforts. Shoppers can make cash donations at coin boxes found at each register in all local Kroger stores as well as stores across the Mid-Atlantic region located in Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio. The coin boxes will be available through early November, and donations expect to reach $15,000.
“Our thoughts are with all the flood victims and those that are living in shelters right now and we are doing everything within our power to get food and supplies to you quickly,” said Allison McGee, Advertising and Public Affairs Manager for Kroger Mid-Atlantic Division. “Our customers and the Kroger family is dedicated to helping the community in crucial times such as these. With only 14 stores in North Carolina, we are moved by the support of our customers and we truly thank them for everything they are doing right now to support their community.”
Kroger is committed to excellent customer service with an unwavering dedication to providing quality products, especially during crucial times such as this. Kroger continues to step up to support our local communities and people in times of need, while making the necessary strides to ensure customers in the Triangle and beyond are taken care of, even after the storm has passed.
Every day, the Kroger Family of Companies makes a difference in the lives of eight and a half million customers and 431,000 associates who shop or serve in 2,781 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service – in addition to 2,240 pharmacies, 785 convenience stores, 323 fine jewelry stores, 1,423 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.