Kroger has been a visionary partner committed to Feeding America’s mission for over 30 years! This year, Kroger launched a new health and wellness campaign in partnership with The Little Clinic and Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization.
From August 15, 2016 through April 1, 2017 Kroger will donate one meal through the Feeding America network of food banks for every flu shot administered at all Kroger family of pharmacies or The Little Clinic locations.
“At Kroger, receiving the flu shot this year will do more than protect you and your families’ health. Throughout this flu season, we’ll provide a meal for a neighbor struggling with hunger for every flu shot administered in our pharmacies or The Little Clinic locations nationwide,” said Philecia Avery, Kroger’s vice president of Pharmacy. “Kroger has a long history of bringing help and hope to our neighbors in need in the communities we serve. We’re proud to continue that tradition by bringing health and wellness to our local communities, as well.”
Every year in the United States more than 200,000 individuals are hospitalized by influenza. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccination for everyone 6 months and older by the end of October. Flu shots can reduce the risk of more serious symptoms and outcomes, including flu-related hospitalizations.
*When a Kroger customer purchases a flu shot from any of the stores between August 15, 2016 and April 1, 2017, Kroger will donate $0.09 to Feeding America, which represents Feeding America’s cost to secure on meal on behalf of local Feeding America food banks. Minimum donation of $100,000 guaranteed. No maximum donation.