Kroger's Stuff the Bus campaign to provide school supplies to children in Irving ISD begins July 30.

Kroger’s Stuff the Bus campaign to provide school supplies to children in Irving ISD begins July 30.

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Kroger’s collection drive aims to equip thousands of students in Irving, Arlington, Dallas and Fort Worth ISDs with supplies for the new academic year

Kroger, Coca-Cola, Fox 4 KDFW, My 27 KDFI, and Clear Channel Radio Dallas (106.1 KISS, NOW 102.9, Lone Star 92.5, 102.1 The Edge, 97.1 The Eagle, iHeart Radio) have teamed up again to help deserving students start the new school year off right.

From July 30 through Aug. 17 shoppers can visit any North Texas Kroger to donate a pre-packaged school supply kit for $7 or contribute money at the check stand to help local students. The collection drive aims to equip thousands of children with the necessary tools for a successful school year. Last year’s program was record-breaking and $310,393 worth of school supplies was collected in 19 days.

“Educators around the region cite proper school supplies are vital to academic progression,” says Gary Huddleston, public affairs director for Kroger. “Many families in the area have difficulties purchasing school supplies for their children. Stuff the School Bus helps to fill the gap and alleviate the burden that is frequently placed on teachers to provide adequate supplies at their own expense.”

The collection drive give the community the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged students to help them maximize their learning potential.

The program will benefit school districts in Irving, Arlington, Dallas and Fort Worth.

About Kroger

The Kroger Southwest Division operates 213 stores, 203 pharmacies and 118 fuel centers in Texas and Louisiana and is part of one of the nation’s largest retail grocery chains serving customers in 34 states and the District of Columbia. For more than 125 years, Kroger has emphasized a customer-first approach to providing quality products, value pricing, outstanding service and an exceptional shopping experience. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, the supermarket retailer is dedicated to making a difference in the communities it serves by supporting hunger relief, education, health and wellness, and diversity programs. Resulting from the retailer’s philanthropic commitment, Forbes magazine lists Kroger as the most generous company in America. For more information about Kroger, visit www.kroger.com, Facebook or Twitter.

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