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Kroger raises nearly $450,000 in support of Hurricane Matthew relief efforts


CINCINNATI - Kroger announced Tuesday 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," stated Jessica Adelman, Kroger's group VP 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.


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