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Kroger Central Div. Pitches Grant to Symphony

CINCINNATI -- The Kroger Co.'s Indianapolis-based Central Division has provided a grant of $15,000 to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra to support the symphony's K-12 education and diversity programming. The gift comes as Kroger celebrates 125 years in business.

“Understanding of and engagement with the performing arts are critical ingredients in raising children to understand the richness and diversity of our culture,” said Kroger’s Central Division president Bob Moeder. “No community is complete without strong cultural institutions that effectively focus on teaching our youth the value and necessity of the performing arts. As Kroger focuses on our 125-year history, we also are very aware of our future role in each local community we serve.”

The Kroger Central Division has 154 food stores, 129 pharmacies and 49 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.

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