Kroger Meet & Greet with Dirk

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Kroger and the Mavs teamed up to offer twenty fans a chance to buy a package to attend a meet & greet with Dirk Nowitzki. Each $750 package also included a Dirk jersey and two tickets in a suite for the Mavs-Kings game. Raffle tickets for the same package were also made available for $10 apiece and one lucky winner was selected to attend.

Along with a donation from Dirk, the program raised $34,650, which will provide nearly 7,000 backpacks of kid-friendly, nutritious food to chronically hungry children across the DFW area through the North Texas Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids program.

A very special thank you to Kroger, North Texas Food Bank, the winning participants and especially Dirk for making the program a huge success!

About Kroger
The Kroger Southwest Division operates 212 stores, 202 pharmacies and 117 fuel centers in Texas and Louisiana and is part of one of the nation’s largest retail grocery chains serving customers in 34 states and the District of Columbia. For more than 125 years, Kroger has emphasized a customer-first approach to providing quality products, value pricing, outstanding service and an exceptional shopping experience. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, the supermarket retailer is dedicated to making a difference in the communities it serves by supporting hunger relief, education, health and wellness, and diversity programs. Resulting from the retailer’s philanthropic commitment, Forbes magazine lists Kroger as the most generous company in America. For more information about Kroger, please visit www.kroger.com, Facebook or follow Kroger on twitter @kroger.

About Food 4 Kids
Elementary school children on the free and reduced-price school meal program often face hunger when these meals are not available on weekends. The Food 4 Kids program provides backpacks full of nonperishable, kid-friendly food for them to take home on Friday afternoons. The program grew to 330 schools in fiscal year 2012 and approximately 11,000 chronically hungry children in Dallas, Denton, Collin, Rockwall and Fannin counties received backpacks full of food each weekend during the school year. For more information, visit http://web.ntfb.org/page.aspx?pid=287#foodforkids