Kroger Supports Texas and Louisiana
Community Groups with $1 Million Donation
Grocer’s Annual Neighbor to Neighbor Program Helps FOAR Press Forward with Initiatives
The Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor program presents 501(c) (3) non-profits, churches and schools (K-12) the opportunity to receive a percentage of the $1 million that the grocer awards annually to local groups in Texas and Louisiana.
Fundraising is essential to FOAR because it allows us the ability to continue supporting the refuge. More than 1,885 organizations received a percentage of the payout for the 2011-2012 program year.
Kroger will be accepting new applicants for the 2013-2014 program year starting June 1. Every year groups must enroll to be an active participant, including those who have participated previously. Additionally, supporting customers need to re-link their Kroger Plus card to their charity of choice each year. This year, organizations enrolled by December 31, 2012 are eligible to accrue money. Registered groups will have the opportunity to accumulate funds through April 30, 2013.
Shoppers can link their Kroger Plus card to FOAR by presenting our program flyer to the cashier the next time they check out. The cashier will scan their Kroger Plus card and then the barcode to link to our organization. Once the process is complete, the customer will be enrolled as a supporter for the remainder of the current program year. Every time the customer shops, a portion of their sale will be contributed to the Neighbor to Neighbor fund. Participating charities are awarded a percentage of the $1 million payout that reflects the number of qualifying purchases made during the program year.
To learn more about the Neighbor to Neighbor program and how to get involved, visit www.krogerneighbortoneighbor.com.
The Kroger Southwest Division operates 207 stores, 198 pharmacies and 106 fuel centers in Texas and Louisiana and is part of one of the nation’s largest retail grocery chains serving customers in 31 states. For more than 125 years, Kroger has emphasized a customer-first approach to providing quality products, value pricing, outstanding service and an exceptional shopping experience. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, the supermarket retailer is dedicated to making a difference in the communities it serves by supporting hunger relief, education, health and wellness, and diversity programs. Resulting from the retailer’s philanthropic commitment, Forbes Magazine lists Kroger as the most generous company in America. For more information about Kroger, please visit www.kroger.com.