Sunday, April 19, 2015
KROGER STORES AND MICHIGAN HUMANE SOCIETY TEAM UP TO FEED PETS IN NEED
Pet food drive at 41 Michigan Kroger locations
will help keep families together
Forty-one Kroger stores are hosting a spring Pet Food Drive through Tuesday, April 28 to benefit the Michigan Humane Society’s (MHS) pet food bank and help keep families together. A pet food donation bin will be placed near the exit of each participating location for donations of dry and canned dog and cat food. Customers can select these items while they are there to do their own shopping and conveniently donate the pet food after checking out. MHS will distribute the pet food at no charge to qualifying low-income pet owners who otherwise might have to give up their companions. The MHS pet food bank relies on donations from the public.
“The ability to assist struggling families in keeping their beloved pets through programs like our pet food bank is priceless and only possible through the generosity of the community,” said Matthew Pepper, Michigan Humane Society President and CEO. “We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Kroger and their customers to help prevent pets from going hungry or losing their home.”
Currently, more than 2,100 families depend on the MHS food bank and other services that help keep families together, such as an annual series of low-cost Protect-A-Pet vaccination and microchip clinics in Detroit.
“Kroger welcomes the opportunity to help low-income families feed their companion animals through the Michigan Humane Society pet food bank,” said Brandon Barrow, Community Affairs Manager, The Kroger Co. of Michigan. “We have kicked off a sale on our entire line of pet foods and supplies to assist customers with their donations to the Michigan Humane Society while helping them care for their own animals.”
Kroger offers a complete assortment of pet food, treats and accessories, with special sale pricing continuing through Sunday, April 19.
For a list of participating Kroger stores, visit http://www.michiganhumane.org/Kroger.
About the Michigan Humane Society
The Michigan Humane Society is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in the state. MHS works to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.
About The Kroger Co. of Michigan
Incorporated in Michigan in 1909 and headquartered in Novi, The Kroger Co. of Michigan includes 18,000 associates, 123 Kroger stores, 64 fuel centers, 103 pharmacies and the Michigan Dairy.
Kroger, one of the world's largest retailers, employs more than 375,000 associates who serve customers in 2,640 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 34 states and the District of Columbia under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 786 convenience stores, 320 fine jewelry stores, 1,240 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food processing plants in the U.S. Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and grassroots organizations. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 200 million meals a year through more than 80 Feeding America food bank partners. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber's Million Dollar Club.