News release from Kroger:
Kroger Honors Mary Ann King as 2015 Community Service Award Winner
Selected from 136 nominees across multi-state operating division
(March 17, 2016) – The Kroger Co.’s Central Division, headquartered in Indianapolis, has announced Community Service Award Winners for 2015 who were selected from among 136 nominees submitted by each of the division’s stores. Mary Ann King, an employee at the Kroger store located at 218 East Pettit Avenue in Fort Wayne, Indiana, was selected as one of 11 winners for 2015.
Mary Ann seizes every opportunity she can to volunteer for events sponsored by Kroger ranging from cancer walks to United Way events. Every year, she volunteers for the district picnic. Mary Ann also takes it upon herself to raise money for families in need during the holidays, the Veterans Administration hospital, the ASPCA and the local battered women’s shelter. In addition to these things, Mary Ann helps at the local soup kitchens every holiday.
Mary Ann is a 15 year employee of The Kroger Co. She was nominated by the Store Manager at her location, Waide Voght.
According to Kroger President Katie Wolfram, “As a company Kroger is deeply committed to serving our local communities. We believe customer service and community service are integral parts of the same purpose. We deliberately seek ways to honor those associates whose community service and leadership inspire others. We invest considerable volunteer time, talent and financial resources in supporting our communities. Mary Ann demonstrates community service in a truly inspiring way. I am very proud of Mary Ann and so are the more than 19,000 members of the Kroger Central Division family.”
About The Kroger Co.:
The Kroger Co. has been serving local communities for 133 years. The Kroger Central Division has 136 food stores, 115 pharmacies and 95 fuel centers operating under three banners; Kroger, 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 $15.1 million in 2015 to local organizations, primarily focusing on hunger relief, K-12 education, health causes and diversity. The Kroger Co. was once again 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.