CINCINNATI, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today its family of companies has raised nearly $106,000 from customer and associate contributions to assist Hurricane Matthew relief efforts. Kroger and its subsidiaries have also delivered in-kind contributions of food and water valued at $235,000 to local food banks and Red Cross relief stations, and $52,000 in pet food to animal shelters, in storm-impacted areas. In addition, Kroger has committed to a corporate gift of $50,000 for a total contribution of more than $443,000 to support hurricane relief efforts.
"We are grateful to our customers and associates for their generous support of the Hurricane Matthew relief efforts," said Jessica Adelman, Kroger's group vice president of corporate affairs. "Our combined efforts will help our communities recover more quickly in the aftermath of such devastating storms."
Many Kroger and Harris Teeter stores in the southeast and mid-Atlantic regions are helping customers donate through a variety of ways including coin boxes at registers.
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 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.