December 13 – As part of a holiday tradition, The Kroger Company’s Central Division presented a $1,000 check Thursday to the Salvation Army red kettle at the Airport Plaza store.
Salvation Army director Major Greg Voeller accepted the presentation by hand. The contribution was among a series of $1,000 donations made by Kroger for a total of $15,000.
“Kroger and The Salvation Army are natural partners, especially since we launched the Zero Hunger- Zero Waste plan to eliminate hunger in Kroger communities,” said Pam Matthews, president of Kroger’s Central Division. “That ambitious goal is matched by the 24/7 service provided by members of The Salvation Army. We are honored to work with them to serve the communities we share.”
Kyle Karsten, director of development and community relations for the Salvation Army of Decatur, called the partnership with Kroger “amazing in so many ways.”
“It is especially amazing during the months of Christmas,” he said. “We thank them for opening up their doors for Red Kettle Bell Ringing, which helps us raise money to help those in need during Christmas and all year long.”