Kroger is joining forces with the American Red Cross to provide aid to those affected by Hurricane Matthew. Starting immediately, customer donations will be accepted at all Middle and East Tennessee Kroger stores, Northern Alabama Kroger stores, and Southern Kentucky Kroger locations. All monies collected will be forwarded directly to the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts.
“We are thankful for this opportunity to work with the American Red Cross to lend a helping hand,” said Melissa Eads, Kroger spokesperson. “Kroger customers and associates have a history of giving during times of disasters such as these.”
To make a donation, Kroger customers can simply add any amount they wish to their total purchase at time of checkout. The amount of each tax deductible donation will appear on the customer’s receipt as a contribution to the American Red Cross. 100% of the funds collected will be sent to the American Red Cross.
Kroger is one of the nation’s largest retail grocery chains. The Nashville Division operates 94 stores and 80 Fuel Centers in Middle and East Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, and North Alabama. The key focus areas of giving for Kroger are K-12 education, feeding the hungry, disaster relief, women’s health and wellness initiatives, and other grass roots community initiatives.