Kroger supports Great Turkey Escape Blood Drive

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News release from Kroger:

Kroger Supports Great Turkey Escape Blood Drive

(November 19, 2012) – The Kroger Co.’s northeast Indiana stores will support the Great Turkey Escape Blood Drive again this year in collaboration with the American Red Cross. After collecting a record 250 pints of blood in 2011, the goal has been raised for 2012. Daily need in the Fort Wayne region is 500 pints of blood.

The blood drive is at three locations from Monday, November 19th thru Saturday, November 24th (closed November 22nd).

At the Fort Wayne donor center: 1212 E. California Road (across from the coliseum)

Monday & Tuesday 11 AM – 5 PM

Wednesday Noon – 6 PM

Friday & Saturday 8 AM – 2 PM

At the Lutheran donor center: 7900 W. Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 107

(Lutheran Hospital lobby)

Monday thru Wednesday Noon – 6 PM

Friday & Saturday 6 AM – Noon

At the Goshen donor center: 1123 S. Indiana Avenue, Goshen

Monday 7 AM – 12:30 PM

Tuesday & Wednesday 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Friday & Saturday 7 AM – 12:30 PM

Those who donate blood during the blood drive will be entered to win a $50 Kroger gift card and a Thanksgiving turkey each day of the blood drive. In addition, those who donate blood or platelets between November 19th and November 30th will automatically be entered to win a $500 shopping spree.

Kroger has disaster relief partnerships in larger markets that include the use of Kroger stores as disaster response sites, donated product and sharing of subject matter experts. Kroger also serves as a fund-raising partner for the Red Cross in response to natural disasters. Most recently, that included collecting funds for Hurricane Sandy relief. Associates and customers at Central Division’s Indiana stores donated nearly $50,000 to that effort.

For additional information on the blood drive, please contact 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to


About Kroger:
The Kroger Co. has been serving local communities for 129 years. The Kroger Central Division has 136 food stores, 115 pharmacies and 72 fuel centers operating under four banners; Kroger, Scott’s, Owen’s and Pay Less, with locations primarily in Indiana and Illinois, in addition to three stores in Missouri, one in Michigan and one in Ohio. Kroger Central Division is dedicated to supporting every local community it serves, contributing more than $14.7 million in 2011 to local organizations, primarily focusing on hunger relief, K-12 education, health causes and diversity. The Kroger Co. was recently named the most generous company in America in a Chronicle of Philanthropy listing detailed in Forbes Magazine. At Kroger we value: honesty, respect, inclusion, diversity, safety and integrity.


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