Michigan State Police and Kroger Partner to Feed 200 Families

Contact: F/Lt. Kevin Caldwell, MSP Grants and Community Services Division, 517-927-4783

The Michigan State Police (MSP) and Kroger have partnered to provide Thanksgiving dinners to 200 families in central and southeast Michigan. Meals provided by Kroger will be distributed to families identified by MSP Community Service Troopers through collaboration with local schools and organizations.

“At Kroger we are committed to ending hunger in the communities in which we live and serve. Our goal to donate three billion meals by 2025 with our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social impact plan, takes partnerships across the state to achieve. We continue to partner with the MSP to help us identify families in need during the Thanksgiving Season and look forward to another year helping to provide hope during the holiday season. Much like the MSP, we are committed to serving our neighbors and building strong bonds with the community,” said Rachel Hurst, Corporate Affairs Manager for Kroger.

Participating MSP posts include Lansing, Jackson, Monroe, Brighton, Metro North, Metro South, Flint, Lapeer, and Tri-City.   

“We are especially grateful to Kroger for once again providing Thanksgiving meals to hundreds of Michigan families,” said Col Joe Gasper, director of the MSP. “Community service is an important part of our mission and continues even in these challenging times. Our troopers look forward to safely carrying out these deliveries and helping neighbors in need.”

Each meal donation will feed a family of 4-6 and includes a turkey and traditional sides. Meals are being delivered this week.