Montgomery County, TX, May 11, 2023 – Montgomery County Food Bank announced Kroger donated $100,000 as well as $51,810 worth of in-kind food donations to help the Food Bank further its vision of a community where everyone has access to sufficient, nutritious food. At Montgomery County Food Bank, every dollar donated provides up to four meals, so Kroger’s $100,000 monetary donation helps provide up to 400,000 meals for those in need throughout the county.
Montgomery County Food Bank is working hard to meet the steady demand for food assistance as grocery prices and the overall cost of living continue to rise. In March alone, the Food Bank served more than 879,000 meals to over 84,000 people facing hunger in Montgomery County.
“Kroger is a dedicated and faithful supporter of Montgomery County Food Bank,” said Kristine Marlow, President and CEO of Montgomery County Food Bank. “Our mission is to unite the community to fight hunger, and Kroger’s generous donation is an excellent example of our mission in action. This donation will make a substantial difference in the lives of our many neighbors in need.”
“Kroger is committed to creating Zero Hunger | Zero Waste communities, and we are honored to be a longstanding partner of Montgomery County Food Bank,” said Liz Colvin, Kroger Houston’s Vice President of Merchandising and Montgomery County Food Bank Board Member. “Kroger is here to help feed our neighbors in need, and we will continue to live out our purpose to feed the human spirit here in Montgomery County through kind and generous actions.”
Kroger’s donation qualifies the company as one of Montgomery County Food Bank’s esteemed Platinum-level ‘Hunger Heroes’ which is the Food Bank’s annual sponsorship program. Each ‘Hunger Hero’ sponsor plays a critical role in the fight to end hunger in Montgomery County. To learn more about Montgomery County Food Bank and its Hunger Heroes program, visit mcfoodbank.org.
ABOUT MONTGOMERY COUNTY FOOD BANK
Montgomery County Food Bank is a nonprofit hunger relief organization dedicated to uniting the community to fight hunger. Montgomery County Food Bank provides meals to families, seniors and children who lack access to wholesome nourishing food through a network of 80+ partner agencies, local school districts and community partners. Through partnerships with local retailers and wholesalers, Montgomery County Food Bank receives and purposefully distributes donated and surplus food. True to its mission, Montgomery County Food Bank works alongside volunteers, corporate and community partners, and nonprofit agencies to build a community where everyone has access to sufficient, nutritious food.
Montgomery County Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, partner of Houston Food Bank, member of Feeding Texas and distribution partner of Feeding America.
ABOUT KROGER’S HOUSTON DIVISION
At The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®. The Kroger Houston Division includes 108 stores in Southeast Texas and Louisiana with over 15,000 associates who serve customers daily through a seamless shopping experience. We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025 and as part of this initiative, Kroger Houston donated $1.9 million to local non-profit organizations and schools and donated 2.6 million pounds of food to local food banks in 2022. To learn more about us, visit our newsroom and investor relations site.