Kroger (KR) donates $5M to Cincinnati, Dayton nonprofits via Community Rewards Program

NEWPORT, Ky. - Shopping at Kroger can really add up for local nonprofit organizations.

On Thursday, the Kroger Company's Cincinnati and Dayton Marketing Division will present checks to six nonprofits as part of the Community Rewards Program.

The checks represent the annual funds the groups earned.

The company said it introduced a reconstructed version of the program in May 2012. The first cycle ended on April 30 and $5 million was donated to more than 2,500 organizations in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas.

Representatives from Kings Soccer Academy, Mother of Mercy High School Athletic Department, Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy, Northwest High School Athletic Boosters, Animal Friends Humane Society and H.A.R.T Animal Rescue Group will be on hand for the presentation Thursday morning at the Kroger Newport Marketplace.

Shoppers can donate to their desired organization by using their Kroger Plus Card.

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