ZANESVILLE, Ohio- A grocery store and a local organization are looking to pay it forward for the community.
Kroger and Christ’s Table are teaming up at the Muskingum County Fair. All week long Kroger’s booth is set up with a variety of items from apples and bananas to water, and even ibuprofen. They are selling the items for low prices that range from 50 cents to $2. Kroger wants to give people healthy alternatives at the Fair. All the proceeds will benefit the Muskingum County 4-H Club.
“We give the opportunity for everybody to try to stay healthier and feel better. Especially out in the heat, we have water to hydrate in, we have fruits and vegetables to feel better about. We also have the ibuprofen, just in case you get that little bit of a headache. So we’re here to help anybody with whatever they need. And like I said, it’s a great cause,” said Kroger Employee and Volunteer, Marti King.
This upcoming Wednesday is also Kroger Day at the Fair. When you bring in two cans of Kroger brand canned food items, you receive free entry into the Fair. 5,800 cans were collected last year. The collection of cans helps stock the shelves at Christ’s Table and feed those in need.
“When Kroger stepped up, it was the perfect time. The perfect time of the year to restock our shelves, get us ready for Winter. And we just couldn’t be happier to be partners with Kroger and this community. They’re just such great community partners and they’re always stepping up during the year. But Kroger Day is a very special day,” said Executive Director of Christ’s Table, Keely Warden.
You can bring the cans in from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday. This will be the 7th year Christ’s Table has been involved with Kroger at the Muskingum County Fair.