The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) Georgia received a donation in the amount of $44,000 from The Kroger Co. as a beneficiary of Kroger’s “Bringing Hope to the Table” campaign.
“Bringing Hope to the Table” offered Kroger customers and associates the opportunity to provide cash and food donations to agencies serving the poor, by purchasing specific food items in support of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.
Kroger Co. and SVdP, partner to fight hunger in Georgia every day. SVdP picks up approximately 20,000 pounds of perishable food each month from 40 local Kroger Stores and redistributes the food items to clients through SVdP’s five Family Support Centers, and 38 Conference food pantries. An estimated 3,000 households have received access to nutritious and healthy food since the partnership was formed in 2010.
The goal of SVdP’s Food Recovery and Distribution Program is to increase the ability of at-risk households access, to nutritional food, assisting families to achieve stability as they work towards self-sufficiency.
“This donation would not be possible without the generosity of Kroger’s customers and associates,” said John Berry, Executive Director & CEO, SVdP. We can continue to provide healthier food choices to those we serve, including children, because of dedicated partners like Kroger, which is committed to eradicating hunger in our community.”
SVdP served more than 146,000 individuals last year with more than $6 million in food, clothing, household, and direct aid.
To learn more about St. Vincent de Paul call 678-892-6160 or visit the web site at http://www.svdpgeorgia.org. Click on the “Virtual Food Pantry” link and make a financial contribution which will bring hope to the families in need in our community.