Kroger relaunches Backpack Boosters school supply drive for local grade school students

(WXYZ) - Kroger has relaunched the Backpack Boosters program, which allows customers to help local grade school students by providing them school supplies.

This is the second straight year Kroger has run the program. 

Customers can purchase the students elementary school supply kits for $6. They can also help local students by using $1 or $6 scan cards at the registers.

One hundred percent of the donations provide supplies to local children.

The school supply kits are available in the aisle next to the regular back-to-school supplies. They include pencils, sharpeners, eraser tops, notebooks, glue and more. Kroger handles the delivery and there is no costs to schools that participate in the program.

“Many families can use a little assistance to ensure their children get the supplies they need to help them succeed during the new school year,” said Jayne Homco, president, The Kroger Co. of Michigan in a news release. “Kroger has always supported local schools and we are proud to team up with customers and associates to offer Backpack Boosters to show how much we care about students’ futures.”

Backpack Boosters runs through September 16. The program launched in 2013 and raised $6,137.

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