In partnership with Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC), Kroger hosted a “Fill The Bus” drive at its Willow Lawn store located at 1601 Willow Lawn Drive on Saturday, Sept. 7.
The drive was a part of Kroger’s Zero | Hunger Zero Waste efforts in the Richmond area and was designed to provide an opportunity for the community to supply Feed More with needed items during Hunger Action Month and the busy back to school season.
Richmond residents donated items including peanut butter, canned tuna and chicken and low sodium vegetables. These items will help Feed More provide those in need with nutritious food for well-balanced meals.
“Food drives like this are one of the most effective ways we can get food on the table for families in need. We’re excited to be working with GRTC to support Feed More and we look forward to getting this bus filled with food!,” said Allison McGee, corporate affairs manager for Kroger Mid-Atlantic.
“Many of our bus routes are designed to connect people with healthful food options, and the Willow Lawn area is one of the busiest destinations in our system,” says Carrie Rose Pace, GRTC director of communications. “We are committed to responding to the needs of the communities we serve and know the food donated in the bus will serve our neighbors in need.”