YPSILANTI – Kroger recently donated $10,000 to Swoop’s Food Pantry at Eastern Michigan University to help eliminate student hunger among EMU students. Since 2018, Kroger has donated over $70,000 to Swoop’s Food Pantry.
With an average of one in three students facing hunger, Swoop’s Food Pantry’s mission is to provide the community with food aid and resources to impact well-being and success.
For many students across the country and here at EMU, budgeting for food can be difficult for many reasons. According to a recent Hope Poll38% of two-year college students and 29% of four-year college students reported experiencing food insecurity in the past 30 days.
“There is an increased need to offer resources that reduce student hunger, especially now with rising inflation costs,” said Christa Reid, director of development for Swoop’s Food Pantry. “Kroger’s continued support has been essential in helping us ensure the shelves are fully stocked for our students.”
Kroger’s donation is part of its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Social Impact Planwhich was introduced in 2017 and stems from Kroger’s commitment as an American grocer to end hunger in its communities and eliminate waste across the company by 2025.
To learn more, visit Kroger Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Social Impact Plan websiteor to make a monetary or food donation visit Swoop’s Pantry Website or contact Reid at 734-487-0496.
About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves over 15,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In total, more than 300 majors, minors, and concentrations are offered by the university’s colleges of arts and sciences; Company; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Social Services; and its doctoral school. National publications regularly recognize UEM for its excellence, diversity and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University website. To stay up to date on University news, activities and announcements, visit EMU today.