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Bringing Hope to the Table

by Kourtnee Kovacs, PR Manager

When Barney Kroger began donating loaves of bread to the poor each week in the early days of his business, Kroger’s long history of fighting hunger in the communities it serves was born. Since 2006, Kroger & Ralphs have raised significant funds through their Bringing Hope to the Table annual in store campaign, bringing key supplier partners and customers into their efforts.

Since its launch in 2006, the program has generated $18 million in funds and $7 million in food, all of which goes directly to food banks working in Kroger communities. These funds help food banks purchase new trucks, refrigeration equipment, computers and other resources critical to their mission.

 “Now more than ever, food banks and other hunger organizations are stressed and stretched,” said Donna Giordano, President of Ralphs Supermarkets. “People who have never been in need before have been hurt by the difficult economy and they are struggling to meet their families’ basic food needs.”

In addition to supporting Second Harvest Food Bank through their annual Bringing Hope to the Table campaign, Ralphs has also been a long time supporter of the Food Bank by donating numerous gifts to support our special events, and by allowing their employees to donate their time in our warehouse or harvesting crops at the Incredible Edible Park.

Thank you to Ralphs for their continued committed and support of Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. We truly appreciate their partnership!

Join the Bringing Hope to the Table Campaign

Ralphs is also currently accepting cash donations for hunger relief in the collection canisters located at the checkstands in its stores

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