Kroger Gifts $5000 to Feed the Human Spirit
The LGBT community experiences food insecurity at a higher rate than the general population with more than 1 in 4 LGBT adults (27%) – approximately 2.2 million people – experiencing a time in the last year when they did not have enough money for the food for themselves or their families, compared to 17% of non-LGBT adults.
The Montrose Center cannot do this work alone however, and the Houston Division of Kroger has stepped up in a big way this Pride month, by gifting $5,000 to alleviate food insecurity in the LGBT community.
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. Kroger is recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, more than 145,000 community organizations, and now the Montrose Center in their most recent campaign, “Proud to Support Equality”.
Kroger states, “Pride Month serves as a time of remembrance for the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York and as a way to honor those who have fought and continue to fight for the rights of LGBT Americans. Additionally, it is a month of celebration, hope, education, and acceptance. During Pride month, we are uniting with select vendors to provide nutritious food and funds to alleviate the hunger crisis in the LGBT community, which is affected in greater numbers by food insecurity. We recognize that meals matter. Our company is committed to feeding the human spirit every day in every community.”