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ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Té Gold Peak y Feeding America®, la organización nacional más importante de lucha contra el hambre, le piden a los fanáticos que ayuden a suministrar más de 1 millón de comidas* a familias necesitadas. Entre el 1 de mayo y el 30 de junio, Gold Peak donará 11 comidas* a Feeding America por cada comida compartida en forma virtual a través de los canales adecuados, hasta un máximo de 100.000 comidas compartidas. Las personas pueden ayudar de dos maneras: Enviá SHARINGMEAL


News Article | April 18, 2017
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"Angel has been on the leading edge of Kroger's multicultural merchandising initiatives, as well as our internal resource groups supporting and promoting the needs of our diverse workforce, for nearly a decade," said Tim Massa, Kroger's group vice president of human resources and labor relations. "We look forward to his continued leadership in his new role, where he will be responsible for Kroger's diversity efforts while also continuing to shape and influence our multicultural efforts." Mr. Colón has held a variety of leadership roles in the grocery industry for 27 years, including product management, direct store delivery merchandising, category management, promotions, sales leadership, broker management, regional marketing, customer marketing and ethnic marketing. He joined Kroger in 2008 in his current role, where he established the company's Multicultural Department and strategic direction. Mr. Colón was also a founding member of the KEPASA Associate Resource Group at Kroger's general office, which is an affinity group that empowers, supports and advocates for Hispanic and Latino associates. Mr. Colón earned an MBA and lives in Cincinnati with his wife. They have three children. Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Million Dollar Club. Earlier this year, Kroger was named one of the top eight U.S. corporations for inclusion by Omnikal (formerly Diversity Business). Every day, the Kroger Family of Companies makes a difference in the lives of eight and a half million customers and 443,000 associates who shop or serve in 2,796 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service – in addition to our 2,255 pharmacies, 784 convenience stores, 319 fine jewelry stores, 220 retail health clinics, 1,445 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is recognized as one of America's most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/kroger-names-angel-colon-senior-director-of-diversity-300441279.html


CHICAGO, May 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Smithfield Foods’ Helping Hungry Homes® initiative, a program focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure, joined forces with Jewel-Osco to donate more than 130,000 pounds of protein to two Chicagoland food banks. The Greater Chicago Food Depository and Northern Illinois Food Bank received the donation, equivalent to more than 520,000 servings, which will help families fight hunger across Northern Illinois where one in seven individuals are food insecure. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/8d964f5d-7884-4617-89d2-b0387052d63f “We are grateful to Smithfield for its active role in the fight against hunger,” said Sheila Creghin, vice president of operations for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. “This donation will provide much-needed, nutritious protein to those we serve, ensuring our neighbors have the food they need to live healthy lives.” Smithfield and Jewel-Osco representatives presented the donation to both food banks at the event this morning. Members from all three organizations discussed food insecurity in the local community and the significance of this donation in helping the more than one million individuals who face hunger each day in northern Illinois. “Protein is a resource often limited to those we serve, but is an essential part of a healthy diet,” said Julie Yurko, president and CEO of Northern Illinois Food Bank. “Our food bank is thrilled to accept this generous donation from Smithfield and Jewel-Osco, which will feed thousands of people in coming weeks.” Smithfield’s donation to the Greater Chicago Food Bank and the Northern Illinois Food Bank was a part of the Helping Hungry Homes® 2017 nationwide donation tour. Throughout the annual tour, Smithfield will visit food banks coast-to-coast to deliver high-quality protein to food banks, joining forces with retail partners along the way. “At Jewel-Osco, one of our main priorities is to do our part to help alleviate hunger and reduce food insecurity by working within our local community,” said Doug Cygan, president of Jewel-Osco. “We share this passion with Smithfield, and are honored to stand here today and provide valuable protein to the Greater Chicago Food Depository and Northern Illinois Food Bank.” This year, Smithfield will provide several million pounds of protein to more than 50 food banks across the country. This donation adds to the more than 65 million servings of protein donated since 2011. “Today, Smithfield is proud to partner with Jewel-Osco once again to deliver a large-scale protein donation to these two key Illinois food banks,” said Dennis Pittman, senior director of hunger relief for Smithfield Foods. “As an active partner in the fight against hunger, we are honored to provide wholesome protein to families and individuals throughout Northern Illinois.” Following today’s event, Helping Hungry Homes® will visit Lafayette, Indiana before travelling to Charlotte, North Carolina. For more information about Helping Hungry Homes® and a list of upcoming donation events, visit helpinghungryhomes.com. About Smithfield Foods Smithfield Foods is a $14 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including SmithfieldⓇ, EckrichⓇ, Nathan's FamousⓇ, FarmlandⓇ, ArmourⓇ, John MorrellⓇ, Cook'sⓇ, KretschmarⓇ, GwaltneyⓇ, Curly'sⓇ, MargheritaⓇ, CarandoⓇ, Healthy OnesⓇ, KrakusⓇ, MorlinyⓇ and BerlinkiⓇ. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com. About Jewel-Osco JEWEL-OSCO operates 186 stores in Illinois, Iowa and Indiana.  With a market-leading position in Chicago, JEWEL-OSCO stores offer consumers the convenience of retail grocery and pharmacy services.  Originally established in 1899, the company and its associates remain committed to the communities they serve.  For more information about JEWEL-OSCO, visit www.jewelosco.com or www.jeweloscopharmacies.com. About Greater Chicago Food Depository The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository, founded in 1979, makes a daily impact across Cook County with a network of 700 pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile programs, children’s programs, older adult programs and innovative responses that address the root causes of hunger. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 70 million pounds of shelf-stable food, fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 160,000 meals every day. For more information, visit chicagosfoodbank.org or call 773-247-FOOD. About Northern Illinois Food Bank Northern Illinois Food Bank leads the Northern Illinois community in solving hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need through innovative programs and partnerships. Since 1983, food manufacturers, local grocers, corporations, foundations, and individuals have come together to donate food and funds, and evaluate and repack food for distribution to 800 community food pantries and feeding programs serving more than 71,500 hungry neighbors each week across 13 counties. That commitment provided 62.5 million meals to those in need in FY16. Northern Illinois Food Bank has received a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator for 13 consecutive years. Find out how you can Volunteer, Donate and Get Involved at www.SolveHungerToday.org, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Northern Illinois Food Bank is a member of Feeding America.


News Article | April 17, 2017
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C&S Wholesale Grocers is proud to announce a recent donation of nearly 700,000 cartons of shelf-stable milk to Feeding America food banks to support child nutrition programs. The milk will be distributed through School Pantry and BackPack programs operated by the local food bank. C&S worked with local food banks in their markets to identify the most needed items. High-value, kid-friendly foods, like shelf-stable milk, were items repeatedly requested for use in the food banks’ child nutrition programs. Through School Pantry and BackPack programs, food banks are able to distribute kid-friendly food so that children in need can have access to nutritious food in the evenings and weekends. The 8-ounce cartons of milk, 1% and chocolate, are fortified with Vitamins A and D and do not contain artificial growth hormones. The milk is shelf-stable because refrigeration is not typically available for BackPack and School Pantry program models The following 24 food banks each received 25,000 cartons of milk to be distributed to schools in C&S communities that operate a BackPack or a School Pantry Program: AL        Montgomery Area Food Bank, Montgomery CA        Community Food Bank, Fresno CA        Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, Sacramento CA        Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties, Manteca CT        Foodshare, Bloomfield FL        Feeding America Tampa Bay, Tampa FL        Feeding Northeast Florida, Jacksonville FL        Feeding South Florida, Pembroke Park FL        Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Orlando HI        Hawaii Foodbank, Honolulu LA        Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, New Orleans MD        Maryland Food Bank, Baltimore NJ        Community Foodbank of New Jersey, Hillside NY        Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, Cornwall-on-Hudson NY        Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, Latham PA        Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Harrisburg PA        Greater Berks Food Bank, Reading PA        Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and NE Pennsylvania, Nazareth PA        Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania, Erie SC        Harvest Hope Food Bank, Greenville SC        Lowcountry Food Bank, Charleston TX        Houston Food Bank, Houston TX        North Texas Food Bank, Dallas VT        Vermont Foodbank, Brattleboro “Feeding America is committed to providing more nutritious food items to low-income families,” said Nancy Curby, Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships & Operations. “When children can’t focus or learn in school because they are hungry, they are less likely to achieve academic success. We are so grateful to C&S Wholesale Grocers for their continued support and this donation of shelf-stable milk for our child nutrition programs.” “Food is a prescription for health,” said Debra Vizzi, President and CEO of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. “We and C&S are committed to providing healthy, nutritious food to the families we serve. The FoodBank is deeply appreciative of C&S’s donation of 25,000 cartons of milk. This milk will reach New Jersey children in need; giving them the necessary nutrients to grow and learn. Together, we are partnering to provide healthy food choices.” Additionally, C&S’s support for Feeding America included nutrition educational materials for food banks to share with schools for children and families. ABOUT C&S WHOLESALE GROCERS, INC. C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 14,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 140,000 different products. To learn more, please visit http://cswg.com. C&S community involvement programs support initiatives to fight hunger and to promote the health and enrichment of communities that are homes to the company's employees and facilities. To learn more, please visit http://community.cswg.com. ABOUT FEEDING AMERICA Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, they provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people they serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit http://www.feedingamerica.org, find them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter.


Receive press releases from Food Bank of South Jersey: By Email Michael Kidd-Gilchrist of the Charlotte Hornets Unveils Sponsored Food Bank of South Jersey Hope Mobile South Jersey Native and NBA Basketball Player Helps Provide Meals to Those in Need Pennsauken, NJ, May 03, 2017 --( Originally from Somerdale, Kidd-Gilchrist began his basketball career in high school playing for St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, NJ where he was largely recognized as one of the top players in the United States having been ranked as the #3 player by ESPN.com and #1 player in his position by Scout.com. He went on to play college basketball and win a National Championship at the University of Kentucky, and was later drafted in 2012 to play professionally with the Charlotte Bobcats (now the Charlotte Hornets). A member of a family of life-long philanthropists, Kidd-Gilchrist’s mother, grandmother, and other family members regularly volunteer at FBSJ food distribution sites in their community and will join the basketball player at the unveiling ceremony of his sponsored tractor trailer. “My family have been big supporters of the Food Bank of South Jersey for a long time, and they’ve always valued the importance of giving back, which is something I try to uphold in my career,” states Kidd-Gilchrist. “It’s a humbling experience for me to be in a position that allows me to give back in a significant way, especially in my hometown of South Jersey.” FBSJ’s Hope Mobile program functions as the organization’s mobile food pantry bringing crucial resources to individuals living in areas known as “food deserts” - places that lack access to a viable network of well-balanced, nutrient-rich food sources that enable healthy lifestyles. There are over 20 known food deserts across Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, and Salem counties of which FBSJ services to reach the nearly 50,000 residents who struggle with food insecurity in these areas. “We work to provide hope to families, seniors, and food-insecure residents who are struggling to make ends meet with the limited food resources they have in their area,” states Val Traore, the President and CEO of FBSJ who spearheaded an expansion of the Hope Mobile initiative in 2014. “Having the support of a hometown hero like Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to help us expand this initiative is what continues to inspire hope for the thousands of people who rely on this service to lead better lives for themselves and their families. We cannot thank Michael enough for his compassion and generosity in sponsoring this Hope Mobile food pantry.” Kidd-Gilchrist, his family, and FBSJ staff and volunteers will distribute food to Hope Mobile recipients during the unveiling ceremony. The truck will continue to service individuals in need throughout the year at various locations across South Jersey. For more information about FBSJ’s Hope Mobile program, visit www.foodbanksj.org. About the Food Bank of South Jersey The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) is the leader in providing safe and nutritional food to people in need throughout South Jersey. FBSJ distributes food, provides nutrition education and cooking courses, and helps food-insecure families and seniors find sustainable ways to improve their lives. In 2016, FBSJ provided over 11 million pounds of food to approximately 200,000 South Jersey residents. Providing community impact through local support, FBSJ ensures that local donations stay local. FBSJ is a member of Feeding America, our nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. To learn more visit www.foodbanksj.org. Pennsauken, NJ, May 03, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets, announced his sponsorship of a Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) “Hope Mobile,” an 18-wheel tractor trailer which holds 45,000 lbs. of food to distribute to local areas in need. Kidd-Gilchrist will unveil his branded Hope Mobile on Saturday, May 6th for a food distribution service to be held at the Winslow Township Elementary School on 131 Sicklerville Road, Sicklerville, NJ from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.Originally from Somerdale, Kidd-Gilchrist began his basketball career in high school playing for St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, NJ where he was largely recognized as one of the top players in the United States having been ranked as the #3 player by ESPN.com and #1 player in his position by Scout.com. He went on to play college basketball and win a National Championship at the University of Kentucky, and was later drafted in 2012 to play professionally with the Charlotte Bobcats (now the Charlotte Hornets). A member of a family of life-long philanthropists, Kidd-Gilchrist’s mother, grandmother, and other family members regularly volunteer at FBSJ food distribution sites in their community and will join the basketball player at the unveiling ceremony of his sponsored tractor trailer.“My family have been big supporters of the Food Bank of South Jersey for a long time, and they’ve always valued the importance of giving back, which is something I try to uphold in my career,” states Kidd-Gilchrist. “It’s a humbling experience for me to be in a position that allows me to give back in a significant way, especially in my hometown of South Jersey.”FBSJ’s Hope Mobile program functions as the organization’s mobile food pantry bringing crucial resources to individuals living in areas known as “food deserts” - places that lack access to a viable network of well-balanced, nutrient-rich food sources that enable healthy lifestyles. There are over 20 known food deserts across Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, and Salem counties of which FBSJ services to reach the nearly 50,000 residents who struggle with food insecurity in these areas.“We work to provide hope to families, seniors, and food-insecure residents who are struggling to make ends meet with the limited food resources they have in their area,” states Val Traore, the President and CEO of FBSJ who spearheaded an expansion of the Hope Mobile initiative in 2014. “Having the support of a hometown hero like Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to help us expand this initiative is what continues to inspire hope for the thousands of people who rely on this service to lead better lives for themselves and their families. We cannot thank Michael enough for his compassion and generosity in sponsoring this Hope Mobile food pantry.”Kidd-Gilchrist, his family, and FBSJ staff and volunteers will distribute food to Hope Mobile recipients during the unveiling ceremony. The truck will continue to service individuals in need throughout the year at various locations across South Jersey.For more information about FBSJ’s Hope Mobile program, visit www.foodbanksj.org.About the Food Bank of South JerseyThe Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) is the leader in providing safe and nutritional food to people in need throughout South Jersey. FBSJ distributes food, provides nutrition education and cooking courses, and helps food-insecure families and seniors find sustainable ways to improve their lives. In 2016, FBSJ provided over 11 million pounds of food to approximately 200,000 South Jersey residents. Providing community impact through local support, FBSJ ensures that local donations stay local. FBSJ is a member of Feeding America, our nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. To learn more visit www.foodbanksj.org. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Food Bank of South Jersey


News Article | May 4, 2017
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"This is grim news," said Diana Aviv, CEO of Feeding America. "It is disheartening to realize that millions of hardworking, low-income Americans are finding it increasingly difficult to feed themselves and their families at the same time that our economy is showing many signs of improvement, including a substantial decline in the number of people who are unemployed. This study underscores the need for strong federal nutrition programs as well of the importance of charitable food assistance programs, especially the food pantries and meal programs served by the Feeding America network of food banks." These findings are particularly surprising as the number of Americans identified by the USDA as food insecure fell from 50 million in 2009 to 42 million in 2015, the most recent year for which data is available. Food insecurity is a measure defined by the USDA as lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members. Other key findings of Map the Meal Gap 2017 are: "Feeding America is particularly concerned about children who struggle with hunger because of the devastating and sometimes life-long consequences caused by lack of adequate nutrition. It is distressing to read in this report that 41 percent of the children who live in Issaquena County, Mississippi are food insecure. The lowest rate of child food insecurity, six percent, is found in the sparsely populated Cavalier County in North Dakota. We have to do better than that. Children are our most vulnerable citizens," Aviv said. In addition to food insecurity estimates, Map the Meal Gap 2017 reports on food price variation across counties. Using data from the Current Population Survey (CPS), the study finds that, on average, food-secure individuals report spending $2.94 per person, per meal. This is a slight increase from the national average of $2.89 as reported in Map the Meal Gap 2016. Map the Meal Gap 2017 uses data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and food price data and analysis provided by Nielsen, a global provider of information and insights. The study is supported by founding sponsor The Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Conagra Brands Foundation and Nielsen. "Hunger in America is too often hidden from view, which is why we think the Map the Meal Gap study is so critical," said Howard G. Buffett, Chairman and CEO of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and Founding Sponsor of the Map the Meal Gap study. "Map the Meal Gap shines a light on this complex problem to show us county by county and congressional district by congressional district where food insecurity exists and what it takes to tackle it. We see this study both as a report card on how we're doing as a country and a blueprint for where to target solutions to address, and hopefully one day end, food insecurity in America." "Conagra Brands Foundation is proud to support the Map the Meal Gap research, which helps the public better understand the prevalence of hunger in America. We are committed to raising awareness of food insecurity and alleviating hunger in communities across the country. In partnership with Feeding America and its network of 200 food banks, the Conagra Brands Foundation helps to create a world where people have access to the food they need to reach their full potential," said Robert J. Rizzo, Senior Director, Community Investment, Conagra Brands and Conagra Brands Foundation. "Nielsen believes in the power of data to make a difference, which is why we continue to commit resources to Feeding America through Map the Meal Gap and skills-based volunteering work driven by our employees," said Crystal Barnes, VP of Global Responsibility & Sustainability, Nielsen. "We strongly believe in Feeding America's mission to reduce food insecurity in our communities, and we're proud that our work on Map the Meal Gap can be a part of that mission." Dr. Craig Gundersen, Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois, Executive Director of the National Soybean Research Laboratory and a member of Feeding America's Technical Advisory Group is the lead researcher of Map the Meal Gap 2017. This is the seventh consecutive year that Feeding America has conducted the Map the Meal Gap study. Map the Meal Gap 2017 provides the following data online through an interactive map: The Map the Meal Gap 2017 interactive map allows policymakers, state agencies, corporate partners, food banks and individual advocates to develop integrated strategies to fight hunger on a community level. A summary of the findings, an interactive map of the United States, and the full report are available at map.feedingamerica.org. Join the conversation about Map the Meal Gap 2017 on Twitter using #MealGap. About Feeding America Feeding America is a nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through food pantries and meal programs in communities throughout America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit http://www.feedingamerica.org/. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FeedingAmerica. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/life-gets-harder-for-americas-hungry-300451020.html


News Article | May 8, 2017
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In recent years, Kroger has reinforced healthy living for associates by providing a comprehensive benefits program and resources available for their use in their everyday lives, including interactive health and wellness challenges, preventative care education and an employee assistance program.   The Kroger total rewards team, led by Vice President, Theresa Monti, strives to continue to find simple and impactful ways to promote healthy lifestyles for associates and their families. Kroger is a four-time winner of the American Heart Association's "Fit-Friendly Company Platinum Achievement Award".  The company was also recently named to the "Top 100 Healthiest Workplaces in America" by the Healthiest Employer, LLC. Every day, the Kroger Family of Companies makes a difference in the lives of eight and a half million customers and 443,000 associates who shop or serve in 2,796 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service – in addition to our 2,255 pharmacies, 784 convenience stores, 319 fine jewelry stores, 220 retail health clinics, 1,445 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is recognized as one of America's most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/kroger-named-to-2017-healthiest-employers-in-cincinnati-list-300453135.html


News Article | April 24, 2017
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"Colleen is passionate about helping people live healthier lives," said Robert Clark, Kroger's senior vice president of merchandising. "Colleen's leadership will help bring our pharmacy and The Little Clinic teams together to advance our mission to simplify healthcare and create solutions that combine health, wellness and nutrition for our customers." Ms. Lindholz joined Kroger in 1995 as a pharmacy intern in the Cincinnati/Dayton Division. She held several leadership roles in pharmacy and human resources before being promoted to director of pharmacy sales & marketing at Kroger's general office in 2013. She was named to her current role in 2015. "By bringing together these two closely-related teams, pharmacy and The Little Clinic will share common areas of expertise, support and learn from each other, and develop centers of excellence in our health and wellness organization. This will allow for greater collaboration and give us the flexibility to meet the needs of our customers and associates today and in the future," said Mr. Clark. Every day, the Kroger Family of Companies makes a difference in the lives of eight and a half million customers and 443,000 associates who shop or serve in 2,796 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service – in addition to our 2,255 pharmacies, 784 convenience stores, 319 fine jewelry stores, 220 retail health clinics, 1,445 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is recognized as one of America's most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/kroger-names-colleen-lindholz-president-of-pharmacy-and-the-little-clinic-300444418.html


News Article | April 24, 2017
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"Kristal is a consummate PR pro who understands the intersection of food, media, our customers and other stakeholders," said Keith Dailey, Kroger's senior director of external affairs. "We are excited she has accepted this new role to help elevate Kroger's unique story." Ms. Howard has been serving as public relations manager for Kroger's Dallas and Houston divisions since 2010. She has been recognized as one of the nation's "Top 30 under 30" PR professionals by PR News in 2013, included in Progressive Grocer magazine's Top Women in Grocery, and was recently named one of 10 "Black Women to Know in PR, Tech & Digital Media" in Ebony magazine. She is a graduate of the University of Houston. Every day, the Kroger Family of Companies makes a difference in the lives of eight and a half million customers and 443,000 associates who shop or serve in 2,796 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service – in addition to our 2,255 pharmacies, 784 convenience stores, 319 fine jewelry stores, 220 retail health clinics, 1,445 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is recognized as one of America's most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/kroger-names-new-head-of-corporate-communications-and-media-relations-300444158.html


News Article | April 28, 2017
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PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Asked to explain what their parents do all day at The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KHC), kids said the darndest things Thursday during the company’s first-ever “Take Your Sons & Daughters To Work Day.” Guesses ranged from the high-level, “I think it’s something like analyzing,” to the more specific and day-to-day: “She types stuff on her computer and reads emails.” These delightful observations – filmed in the Kraft Heinz company store on the 76th floor of the Aon Center in Chicago – were packaged into a 90-second video and posted on Business Wire Friday morning to celebrate Take Your Sons & Daughters To Work Day. “We do a lot of impressive things here at Kraft Heinz,” said Michael Ferranti, Head of People & Performance for the U.S. Commercial Business at Kraft Heinz. “We’ve built the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world with eight $1 billion brands. We’ve invested more than $1 billion to improve our manufacturing capabilities and product innovations. But when it comes to explaining our work to our kids, most parents still have room for improvement.” Kraft Heinz hosted Take Your Sons & Daughters To Work Day at three locations on Thursday: the company’s co-headquarter offices in Chicago, along with the Kraft Heinz Innovation Centers in Glenview, Ill. and Warrendale, Penn. Kids at the Glenview and Warrendale Innovation Centers toured the pilot plants to see how their favorite foods are invented and perfected. Inside the labs where food and beverage innovations are researched and developed, kids tested their taste buds and created their own versions of the company’s signature products. At the company’s Aon Center headquarters, kids and parents participated in a meal-packaging event put on by Rise Against Hunger, an international nonprofit that distributes food and aid to vulnerable populations around the world. The packages are scheduled to arrive in Zambia where a local nonprofit partner will distribute the meals to hungry children. Last month, Kraft Heinz announced it will donate 1 billion nutritious meals to people in need by 2021 in collaboration with nonprofit partners such as Rise Against Hunger, Feeding America, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Red Cross. The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KHC) is the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands. A globally trusted producer of delicious foods, The Kraft Heinz Company provides high quality, great taste and nutrition for all eating occasions whether at home, in restaurants or on the go. The Company’s iconic brands include Kraft, Heinz, ABC, Capri Sun, Classico, Jell-O, Kool-Aid, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Ore-Ida, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Planters, Plasmon, Quero, Weight Watchers Smart Ones and Velveeta. The Kraft Heinz Company is dedicated to the sustainable health of our people, our planet and our Company. For more information, visit www.kraftheinzcompany.com.

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