Kroger, UT, BGSU Team Up to Feed the Hungry

Posted Feb 19th, 2013 by Laurie Cohen  Category: Arts & Entertainment


Every time a UT Rocket or BGSU Falcon player sacked the offending quarterback, Kroger donated sacks of groceries of $25 value to the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank. “That’s what I call charitable football,” said James M. Caldwell, President & CEO of the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank. “This is team play with Kroger, UT, BGSU and the Food Bank.”

On Wednesday, February 20 at 12:00 pm, coaches and players from both UT and BGSU along with Kroger representatives will present the end of season “Cash for Sacks” to the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank.

“Kroger, the Falcons and Rockets are unbeatable in helping the hungry people in our community,” said Mr. Caldwell. “One in 5 children is food insecure. There could not be a more important time to commit to doing everything we can to fight against hunger as many individuals and families are still struggling in this recovering economy,” said Mr. Caldwell.

About Toledo Northwestern Food Bank, Inc.
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, Inc. is a non-profit organization established to enable other community organizations to end hunger. Over the past 26 years the TNWOFB has distributed more than 76 million pounds of food and grocery products to assist those in need. Currently, the TNWOFB serves a network of more than 300 member agencies in an eight county area, including Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Williams and Wood. Agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, non-profit day care centers, non-profit rehabilitation centers, group homes and programs for the elderly and children. Since 1984, the TNWOFB has been an affiliate of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.

About Feeding America
Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 25 million Americans each year, including 9 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 63,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit www.feedingamerica.org.

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