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Kroger offers support to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, invites shoppers to join them

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Posted at 12:44 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-18 12:13:59-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Following an increase in the need for food in the service area of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, Kroger is inviting its shoppers to join them in support.

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee has seen nearly a 50 percent increase in the need for food throughout their area, which includes 46 counties. Kroger is helping through its Kroger Zero Hunger Zero Waste Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.

"We are happy to support Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee during this unprecedented time," said Melissa Eads, corporate affairs manager of Kroger's Nashville division. "They are working hard to get food to those in need, and we know that many will want to join us in showing their support."

To make a donation, shoppers at Kroger can round up their grocery order to the nearest dollar, or choose to donate $1, $5 or $10 at checkout. Funds collected will be sent to Second Harvest Food Bank to help them in their COVID-19 response.