Kroger and partners kick off school supply drive to benefit district students


Starting Wednesday, July 29, shoppers can visit any North Texas Kroger to donate a pre-packaged Backpack Boosters school supply kit for $7 featuring pencils, markers, notebook paper and other classroom essentials. Kroger shoppers also have the option of donating $1 via a scan card at the register to help Dallas ISD students have a great school year.

The 19-day collection drive, which runs through Aug. 16, is hosted by Kroger, FOX 4, My 27, iHeart Radio, Coca-Cola and Vitaminwater. The collection drive aims to equip thousands of children with the necessary tools for the 2015-2016 academic year.

“We recognize having the proper school supplies are vital to a student’s academic progression,” Gary Huddleston, public affairs director for Kroger, said in a statement. “Regardless of a student’s socio-economic environment, no child should have to go without having the tools needed to succeed in the classroom. Our Backpack Boosters school supply drive will help fill the gap and prepare thousands of students for the year ahead.”

In addition to Dallas ISD, the program will benefit Arlington, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Irving, and Mesquite ISDs.

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