Kroger donates $10K to Eastern Michigan University’s food pantry

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YPSILANTI, Mich. – Kroger has donated $10,000 to Swoop’s Food Pantry at Eastern Michigan University which aims to eliminate hunger among EMU students.

This is the fifth consecutive year Kroger has contributed to the food pantry, with a total of $70,000 in contributions over the years.

Swoop’s Food Pantry provides food assistance and resources to students, with an average of one in three facing hunger, according to an EMU release.

According to a recent survey by The Hope Center, over the past month, 29% of students attending four-year colleges and 38% of students attending two-year colleges reported they are experiencing food insecurity.

“There is an increased need to offer resources that reduce student hunger, especially now with rising inflation costs,” Christa Reid, director of development for Swoop’s Food Pantry said in a release. “Continued support from Kroger has been critical in helping us guarantee that shelves are fully stocked for our students.”

The donation is part of Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social impact plan. Launched in 2017, the initiative aims to end hunger and eradicate waste across the grocer by 2025.

For more information about Swoop’s Food Pantry, click here.


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