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$1,000 for a 1,000 "Likes" on Facebook!




Contact:      Carrie Fulbright, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana
PH 317-925-0191   EM cfulbright@gleaners.org

Facebook Challenge for Gleaners Food Bank

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The Kroger Co’s Central Division will donate $1 to Gleaners for every one “Like”
Gleaners’ Facebook page receives, up to $1,000, to help fight hunger!

Indianapolis, Ind. (June 14, 2011)…Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana is excited to announce a unique partnership with The Kroger Co’s Central Division to increase hunger awareness through social media. For every new “Like” Gleaners receives on our Facebook page, Kroger will donate $1 to the food bank, up to $1,000!

For every dollar Kroger donates, Gleaners will be able to distribute the equivalent of five meals and 5,000 meals will make a difference to many individuals, children and seniors who are food insecure. “We are honored by Kroger’s generosity. What a great way to reach people who may not know about Gleaners or how hunger impacts their community” Cindy Hubert, Gleaners’ CEO said.

Gleaners Food Bank is asking Facebook users to help us reach our goal of 1,000 new “Likes” by July 1st.  three easy steps: Link to http://on.fb.me/GleanersFoodBank, log into your account and then “Like” Gleaners’ page. You can also help spread hunger awareness by sharing the link and posts with your family and friends. Kroger has been a vital partner of Gleaners Food Bank for many years and a tremendous advocate in the fight to end hunger.  We “Like” that!

About Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.
On a yearly basis, over 160,000 different individuals depend on food and other critical grocery products provided by Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana to hunger relief agencies throughout 21 counties in central and southeastern Indiana. Gleaners was founded in 1980 and is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network.  Since then, the food bank has distributed over 275 million pounds of food and critical grocery products to hunger relief agencies serving needy Hoosiers.  In Gleaners’ 21-county service area, more than 287,000 people live in poverty—and 103,000 of them are children.  In fact, one out of every five Hoosier kids is now living in poverty. 

About Kroger:
The Kroger Co. has been serving local communities for 128 years.  Kroger Central Division has 147 food stores, 121 pharmacies and 64 fuel centers operating under five banners; Kroger, Scott’s, Owen’s, Hilander and Pay Less, with locations primarily in Indiana and Illinois, in addition to five stores in Missouri, one in Michigan and one in Ohio.  Kroger Central Division is dedicated to supporting every local community it serves, contributing more than $13.3 million in 2010 to local organizations, primarily focusing on hunger relief, K-12 education, health causes and diversity.  At Kroger we value:  honesty, respect, inclusion, diversity, safety and integrity.
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