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Hot Springs' Kroger stores support Project Hope Food Bank
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The Kroger Delta Marketing Area Stores announced Wednesday the donation of $3,000 which equates to 4,000 meals to the Project Hope Food Bank in Hot Springs, Ark.

"We could not be making the difference we are in our community without the help of Kroger," said Ted Thompson, Director of Project Hope Food Bank. "Kroger has time and time again showed their generosity. Because of Kroger's assistance the Food Bank has been able to serve our agencies more effectively and helped us provide 3,000 pounds of food. We couldn't do what we do without their help."

Due to the dire situation the Food Bank has found itself in after the recent cold weather the pantries are completely empty. During the months of November and December alone, Project Hope will provide 25,000-35,000 pounds of food to Feeding Programs and Food Pantires in West Central Arkansas.

"Helping Feed the Hungry in communities we serve is what we do. We invite everyone to give what they can this weekend! One can of food makes a difference," said Joe Bell, Marketing and Public Affairs Manager for the Kroger Delta Division. "On top of that we have a fun Holiday Open House with giveaways and samples for customers. We have some of the lowest prices of the year on those items Project Hope needs, which makes it super easy to give back this holiday season," Bell added.

How you can HELP! Kroger will hold food drives at the three Kroger Store locations in Hot Springs this Saturday, November 13 from 9:0 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The following are the Kroger Store locations; Kroger at 215 Airport Road, Kroger at 4407 Central Avenue, and the Kroger Store located at 3341 Central Avenue.

Most urgently needed items include: canned vegetables, canned meats, canned fruits, pasta, rice, peanut butter & jelly, canned soup, boxes of macaroni and cheese, cereal, and dried beans.

Kroger's Delta Division, based in Memphis, TN currently operates 111 stores and 60 fuel centers in five states under the Kroger banner in Memphis and West Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Southern Missouri, and Southwest Kentucky. Last year, Kroger's Delta Division contributed more than $1 million to the local communities it serves. Kroger focuses its charitable efforts on hunger relief, education and women's health issues.

Kroger, one of the nation's largest retail grocery chains, employs more than 320,000 associates who serve customers in 2,477 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states. Kroger operates stores under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less, Fry's, King Soopers, Smith's, Dillons, QFC and City Market. In addition, Kroger associates serve customers in 778 convenience stores, 392 fine jewelry stores and 750 supermarket fuel centers the comapny operates. Kroger also operates 41 food processing supporting hunger relief, health and wellness initiatives, and local schools and gressroots organizations in teh communities it serves. For more information about the company, please visit www.kroger.com.

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