Labor Council, Kroger raises $22,500 for Southern Ill. counties | Community Spirit
(KFVS) - As part of the annual food drive, the Southern Illinois Central Labor Council has raised $15,000 to support food pantries in 16 Southern Illinois counties.
As in previous years, the council says Kroger matched 50 percent, bringing the total to $22,500.
“Kroger is proud to once again give back to our community during this holiday season, said District Manager Gina Sherland. “Efforts to end hunger in the communities where we operate stores has long been Kroger’s top charitable initiative. It is an honor for us to partner with the Labor Council Local 881, to help restock the food pantries during this time of year.”
The donated product will be delivered by Kroger on Saturday, Dec. 8 to the Operating Engineers Hall located at 3310 Water Tower Rd. Starting at 8 a.m., volunteers will transfer the product to trucks for delivery to the various food pantries.
“It is an honor for our members and our friends in labor relations to continue to partner with Kroger by bringing food to people in need throughout southern Illinois," said Jason Woolard, President of the SICLC. “We look forward to continuing our relationship. This is truly a blessing.”
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