Many of the families requiring some type of food assistance are also in need of personal care and household supplies. Kroger will be packing an estimated 8,500 family boxes, containing shampoo, toothpaste, soap, laundry detergent, deodorant and other supplies. The total retail value of these boxes will be more than $212,000.Kroger partners with Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, in its mission to feed the hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks, which includes Louisville's Dare to Care Food Bank. Kroger, one of the world's largest retailers, employs 343,000 associates who serve customers in 2,424 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 786 convenience stores, 328 fine jewelry stores, 1,169 supermarket fuel centers and 37 food processing plants in the U.S. Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and grassroots organizations. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 160 million meals a year through more than 80 Feeding America food bank partners. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber's Million Dollar Club. SOURCE The Kroger Co.