Kroger donates $50,000 to replenish Houston food shelter


Kroger will donate $50,000 and a truckload of food to the Houston Food Bank after an ammonia leak devastated the food bank and contaminated $1.8 million pounds food.

The grocery chain dropped off its items Thursday afternoon. The Houston Food Bank serves pantries all over the city, according to the Houston Chronicle.

“Kroger is a longtime partner of the Houston Food Bank, so when we heard about the leak, we knew we had to step in,” Joe Kelley, president of Kroger’s Houston division, said in a statement on Thursday.

The donation will provide around 150,00 meals for families around Houston and other donations have poured in. The Chronicle says H-E-B has planned to send three truckloads of food and United Airlines is matching up to $100,000 in donations.

Kroger’s $50,000 donation is estimated to provide 150,000 meals to Houston families.