Kroger donating $50K lottery ticket commission to Food Bank Council of Michigan

Posted at 2:22 PM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 14:22:27-05

(WXYZ) — Kroger will be donating its $50,000 lottery ticket commission to the Food Bank Council of Michigan to support the Food Security Council.

On Jan. 22, the $1 billion Mega Millions lottery winning ticket was sold at the Kroger location on Grand River Avenue in Novi.

“I applaud Kroger for their generous donation and continued commitment to feeding those in the communities they serve,” Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said in a press release. “During these tough times, it has been incredible to see the ways in which our communities can come together to ensure that nobody goes without. If we continue to find ways to support each other, I truly believe that each month of this year will be better than the next.”

The donation is part of Kroger’s social impact plan, Zero Hunger | Zero Waste, which aims to end hunger in local communities through a goal of donating three billion meals by 2025.

“Kroger is committed to our mission of feeding our communities,” said Rachel Hurst, Corporate Affairs Manager, The Kroger Co. of Michigan, in a press release. “Strong partnerships with both the State of Michigan and the Food Bank Council of Michigan are integral in driving our mission forward.”

Nearly 11,000 businesses in Michigan sell lottery tickets and receive a commission if they are the business selling the winning ticket.