Kroger Recognized as Most Generous Company by Forbes Magazine


Kroger was recognized by Forbes as a top generous company, donating over $200 million to communities in 2010, totaling $830 million in five years.

Posted: Jan 10, 2012
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2012

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It’s always good to cast a light on those who do good in a community.  For this blog post, we wanted to highlight The Kroger Co. who makes such a large contribution to our city and also to our country.  In case you missed it, Kroger was just recently recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the most generous companies who give back to their communities.

The Kroger Co. contributed more than $200 million to local communities and nonprofit organizations in 2010 as part of its Neighbor to Neighbor charitable giving program. Over the past five years, Kroger has contributed $830 million to charitable causes around the country.

These contributions included donations made by The Kroger Co. family of stores, the company’s charitable foundation, and funds raised in partnership with customers, vendors, and associates. Local schools, hunger relief agencies, youth programs, and nonprofit organizations in communities where Kroger operates stores or manufacturing facilities received support from the company.

According to Janet Ausdenmoore, Director of Corporate Affairs at Kroger: “Kroger’s family of stores has a long history of giving back to the community, not just during the holidays but throughout the year.  We share our core commitments of feeding the hungry, fighting breast cancer, supporting our military and helping our neighbors in need in traditional media and in-store promotions.  But the impact of those messages is even stronger when we leverage the Internet, mobile and social media.”

US Digital Partners is proud to be a partner in this effort.  In fact, over the past couple of years, several websites created by US Digital Partners have been at the forefront of Kroger’s efforts:

Sharing Courage (Breast Cancer Awareness)
Kroger’s Facebook Page -
Honoring Our Heroes (USO & Kroger)
Bringing Hope to the Table -
Community Gifts (Donation Requests)

Congratulations to our friends at Kroger on a well-deserved award!

To view the full article by Forbes Magazine, click here.

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