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Kroger and Feeding America team up to fight influenza and hunger

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Posted at 7:46 AM, Sep 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-10 07:46:07-04

Kroger customers can get a flu shot and help feed  hungry neighbors in Michigan and across America. 

Starting today, The Kroger Co. of Michigan  will donate one meal through the Feeding America network of food banks for every flu shot  administered at Kroger family of pharmacies. 

Every year, more than 200,000 people in the United States are hospitalized for influenza. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an annual flu vaccination for everyone  6 months and older by the end of October. Flu shots can reduce the risk of more serious  complications, including flu-related hospitalization. 

The Kroger and Feeding America flu shot for a meal campaign will continue through April 1,  2017.