Durham Kroger to Host Food Drive
5th annual 'Fill the Bus' food drive will take place on Saturday, Aug. 12.
The Kroger Co., which has 14 stores throughout the Triangle and North Carolina, has announced that it has partnered with the Durham Area Transit Authority to host the 5th annual “Fill the Bus” food drive. The food drive will take place on Saturday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kroger’s Durham store, located at 3457 Hillsborough Road.
The goal is to physically fill an entire bus with donations, which will go directly to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina (FBCENC). Summer is an especially critical time for FBCENC to collect donations because many children do not have access to food and other necessities they would otherwise receive at school. Many of these families turn to their local food bank for assistance, so the supply is often diminished during these months.
To help restock the food bank’s shelves, all 14 stores in the Triangle will have collection boxes set up throughout the week leading up to Aug. 12. Besides nonperishable food, the drive will be collecting diapers and wipes, feminine products, hand sanitizers, toothbrushes, soap, shaving products, toilet tissue and paper towels for residents of North Carolina in need of assistance.
“We are excited to once again partner with the Durham Area Transit Authority for this year’s ‘Fill the Bus’ food drive,” says Allison McGee, corporate affairs manager for Kroger’s mid-Atlantic marketing region. “The families in our local communities are so important to us, and we value any opportunity to give back to those who are in need.”
Source: MMI Public Relations