The Kroger Co.'s Central Division received Susan G. Komen's Outstanding Volunteer Group of the Year during the Komen Leadership Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, recognizing a committee of four or more individuals who have work together to benefit a Komen affiliate and contribute to ending breast cancer.
Kroger's Central Division has been supporting Komen Central Indiana and Komen Memorial for more than 15 years. The company is a high-level sponsor for Race for the Cure, and also provides food and volunteers for five events, including Race for the Cure in Indianapolis. In fact, the Kroger Race team is one of the largest corporate teams to participate in the annual races.
Throughout the year, Kroger supports Komen via food packing events, Mammography Day events and in-store race registration. It has further provided several committee and board members for both affiliates.
“The support from Kroger volunteers and customers is essential to our local Race for the Cure,” said Natalie Sutton, executive director of Komen Central Indiana. “This recognition is well-deserved, and we are grateful to have an outstanding partner like Kroger.”
Cincinnati-based Kroger operates 2,778 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia.