Kroger supports USO with $1M donation

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Kroger supports USO with $1M donation

By Antoinette Alexander - 05/25/2018
Kroger announced on Friday a $1 million donation to the USO as part of its annual Honoring Our Heroes campaign.

Kroger's Honoring Our Heroes campaign has supported veterans, active duty military and their families since 2010, raising more than $21 million through both corporate funds and customer donations.

This year, the Kroger family of companies is once again expanding its efforts to bring families around the table by partnering with the USO to host Red, White, and Barbeque events across the country. These events will serve more than 3,000 people as a special thank you for their service.

"Kroger can never do enough to thank members of the military and their families for the sacrifices they make to serve our country every day. But we can at least do what we do best at Kroger – which is to serve America through food inspiration and uplift," said Jessica Adelman, Kroger's group vice president of corporate affairs. "Since words are inadequate to describe our gratitude we at Kroger have worked hard to take action to back up those words. Kroger is the single largest donor to the USO, contributing over $20 million over the past decade plus we have hired more than 43,000 veterans since 2009. It is our honor and privilege as America's grocer to serve America's heroes."

Furthermore, Kroger will host on June 16 a 5k Run/Walk at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati to raise funds in support of the local USO.