State Police and Kroger Partner to Provide Thanksgiving Dinner to 100 Families

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LANSING, MI  – The Michigan State Police (MSP) and Kroger have again partnered to provide Thanksgiving dinners to 100 families in central and southeast Michigan.Kroger Thanksgiving

Kroger is providing the food, which will be distributed to families in need identified by MSP Community Service Troopers through collaboration with local schools and community organizations.

“We are very excited to continue our partnership with the MSP through this Thanksgiving meal donation program,” said Rachel Hurst, Consumer Affairs Manager for Kroger. “As the largest traditional grocer in the state, we are committed to serving Michigan residents. This program, and our relationship with the MSP, allows us to continue our fight against hunger in the state, supporting our Zero Hunger and Zero Waste mission. It also helps community members build stronger relationships with troopers.”

This is the third year that meals have been donated and distributed. Participating MSP posts include Lansing, Jackson, Monroe, Brighton, Metro North, Metro South, Flint, Lapeer, Tri-City and Mount Pleasant.

“Thanks to the generosity of Kroger, 100 Michigan families will receive a full Thanksgiving meal that is hand-delivered to them by a Michigan State Trooper,” said Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the MSP. “Our motto is ‘Service With a Purpose’ and this effort certainly falls in line with that mission.”

Each meal donation will feed a family of 6-8 and includes a turkey and traditional sides. Meals are being delivered this week.