“Backpack Boosters is a program that presents our customers and employees an easy way to help local students succeed in the classroom,” says Joy Partain, public affairs manager for Kroger. “Having the proper school supplies are important to a student’s emotional health and academic progression. Regardless of a student’s socio-economic environment, no child should have to go without the essential tools we collect during this initiative.”
The program will benefit KIPP and Alief, Galena Park, Houston, Humble and Klein ISDs.
Kroger operates 111 stores, 106 pharmacies and 79 fuel centers in Greater Houston, Southeast Texas, Bryan-College Station and Southwest Louisiana and is part of one of the world’s largest grocery retailers serving customers in 35 states with 2,774 stores. For more than 125 years, Kroger has emphasized a customer-first approach to providing quality products, value pricing, outstanding service and an exceptional shopping experience. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, the grocery retailer is dedicated to making a difference in the communities it serves by supporting hunger relief, education, health and wellness, military families and diversity programs. Resulting from the retailer’s philanthropic commitment, Forbes magazine lists Kroger as the most generous company in America. For more information about Kroger, download the free Kroger mobile app or connect on kroger.com, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.